Hometown: Milford, New Jersey
Years at Camp: 2011-2013
Training: New Jersey School of Ballet; Ballet Academy East; Cincinnati Ballet
Work since College: Victoria Morgan’s Romeo and Juliet, Septime Webre’s Peter Pan, and Devon Carneys Sleeping Beauty at Cincinnati Ballet; Ballet Tucson; Festival Ballet Providence
So so many, but just a few are the hours at the pool with folks from different casts going over lines and rehearsing, the talent show (and in general all the evening activities), and working on more technical aspects of the show with my castmates, like helping make the set for Bomb-itty (of Errors)!
So many. Chris Murrah, Steve Borowka, Tim Brownell, and all my friends that I made that I still am connected with. They have been some of my longest-lasting friendships to this day.
I am now a professional ballet dancer with Festival Ballet Providence, in Providence RI! Since camp I’ve moved across and around the country dancing with several different ballet companies, and have found myself at a wonderful company that supports and encourages me. I’m so lucky to have ended up in such a warm creative environment with people who let me belt out show tunes all the time
The openness of camp, and the acceptance. I felt truly accepted by people there and really feel like being able to be myself around people who had similar passions as me helped me going forward. I also still carry a lot of the guidance and acting coaching I had there into my ballet performances now.
How artistically fulfilled and challenged I feel!! Ballet and the arts are a hard life to chose but it is so worth it to feel so full of joy. I choose every day to be grateful where I am and be able to pursue what I love as a career.
Put in the consistent work, and don’t be too hard on yourself all the time. We all make mistakes, especially as performers, and that’s the excitement of a live show. There are days when you don’t want to show up to class or put on your pointe shoes, and you feel like garbage. Push through those feelings and trust yourself and your body. It’s one day, one class, or one performance. There is always tomorrow.
For more information on attending Ghostlight Theater Camp and participating in programs like Fiona enjoyed, reach out to us for more information. This coming summer will be our 20th summer and we are so excited for you to join us!