Farewell to Ms. Sam

Dear Students and Families:

Ms. Samantha, a familiar face at the Front Desk over the past few years, will be embarking on a new adventure as she begins work with another nonprofit organization, Exodus Cry this summer. Samantha has been a blessing to us all during her time with Ballet 5:8, both with her beauty and consistency onstage as a Company Artist with the professional company, and through her quiet service behind the scenes. Among other things, Samantha has served as the Administrative Assistant for Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts since 2013 and had played a huge role in keeping everything organized at the Front Desk through some crazy, busy times! It is with a true mix of joy and sadness that we are sending Samantha off. We will miss you Sam! 

Here is an excerpt from Samantha's Company Artist interview, recently published on the Ballet 5:8 Blog.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE MOMENT THIS SEASON? HOW ABOUT DURING YOUR TIME WITH B58 OVERALL? 

It’s hard to pick one favorite moment. There have been so many! This year has been filled with new and exciting things. However, one of my favorite moments of every performance is talking with the audience afterwards. I love hearing what audience members took away from the performance and how God spoke to them through it.  

LOOKING BACK ON YOUR EXPERIENCES, ANY WORDS OF WISDOM FOR DANCERS WHO ARE AUDITIONING FOR OR JOINING NEW COMPANIES THIS YEAR? 

Always trust where God is leading you. Step out in faith. It might be scary, but it is worth it!

WHERE ARE YOU HEADED NEXT? 

This July I will be moving to Missouri to intern at Exodus Cry. Exodus Cry is a nonprofit organization that is seeking to bring awareness, intervention and restoration to victims of sex trafficking.

It is a bittersweet feeling as I have been so incredibly blessed by Ballet 5:8 and the people involved in the ministry, but I am excited for the new journey God is taking me on.