This fall, Jada Moore will set aside her dance shoes to dive into other passions. She will focus much of her energy on pursuing her degree, with the ultimate goal of a career in clinical genetics.
In the minutes leading up to “The Nutracker’s” premiere 2016 performance Amelia Pelton, the production’s artistic director, is out among the seats of Russell Auditorium greeting audience members. She’s easy to spot in her festive red sequined jacket adorned with a glittering holiday wreath broach. What you can’t tell by the smile and twinkle in her eyes is that, just minutes before, she was putting out a thousand fires.
Transferring to Georgia College helped Hannah Thomas rediscover her passion for dancing. Along the way, she also uncovered hidden talents for leadership, teaching, choreography and using performance for social change.
Joelle Etheridge has taken part in all 18 performances of “The Nutcracker” at Georgia College.