Ballet Prepares Tesseract School Student, Jordan, for the Classroom

Jordan Clark, sith grader at Tesseract School, recently performed in “The Nutcracker Ballet,” an Arizona School of Classical Ballet production. We caught up with Jordan and asked her a few questions regarding her experience.

Q. How long have you participated in the ballet?

I have participated in ballet since I was nine years old, however, I’ve danced my entire life.

Q. What is your favorite part/role about the ballet?

My favorite part about ballet is performing. There is no feeling that is as blissful as performing. My favorite role that I’ve played is Marie, a character in “The Nutcracker.” Playing a main role like that is very exciting.

Q. Besides “The Nutcracker,” what other performances have you participated in?

My ballet school hosts a spring performance, “The Story Time.” I have been in that performance two times, going on three.

Q. Do you feel the ballet has prepared you as a student? Why?

Ballet has taught me discipline, which can be helpful during classes at school. Discipline also helps me to be a self-­starter in my classes.

Q. What are some of your other hobbies?

I enjoy reading, as well as playing the drums and viola.

Q. Do you have any advice for students wanting to pursue their passion?

Never let anyone affect the way you look at yourself, and know that you can’t go anywhere, except up. Always take school seriously, and take advantage of any opportunities that come your way.

Jordan is a sixth grader at Tesseract School.

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