Jo---You have brought so much life and joy to the studio! We will miss your sarcasm and how you bring a lightness to class that reminds us never to take anything too seriously. You have had a significant impact, from volunteering with the little ones to helping out with our Parkinson's class; you have a wonderful, giving spirit that will bless everyone you meet as you go forward.
How long have you danced? How many years did you spend at Still Pointe?
I have been dancing for 13 years, three of which were at Still Pointe.
Do you have a favorite memory from your time at Still Pointe?
In the dressing room of GATSQ for the final show when I was Gerda, Miss Kayla said that if I were to make this my last year, the studio would never be the same. I cried and there was a big group hug. I will always remember that.
What was your favorite part of class?
The little conversations I have shared with my classmates in between barre work and during center. Oh and Miss Jessica's ab workouts. Yessssssssss.
What is your favorite kind of dance to watch? Doyou have a favorite ballet?
I love watching all types of dance and the unique creativity found in the differences. My favorite ballet is The Royal Ballet's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
Where do you find inspiration?
Song lyrics read backwards and thrift stores.
What lessons from dance will you take into your future?
You have to be the one to pick yourself up when you fall, and the faster you get up the stronger you become. Also, if you get up fast enough, nobody will realize you fell to begin with.
I just want to say thank you to all of my teachers and fellow students for making these three years at Still Pointe, the best years of my life. You guys are wonderful and I would not be the person I am today if I didnt have you all in my life. I love you.