"I strive to leave something better than I found it. And if I can do that in any small way, here in Birmingham, that’ll be an accomplishment."
A large part of our city’s livability, tourism, and economic growth is due to our wonderful arts and cultural organizations — and the talented and passionate staff members who work tirelessly to make the magic happen.
"People experience culture in different ways. It doesn’t necessarily have to be high art. It is a part of our everyday language, and it comes from different places. Movement tells the stories in our bodies. When we can break it down that way, and encourage others to tell their own stories, it becomes a dance."
"Ballet gave me the means to become a citizen of the world. I appreciated how special that was and how infrequent it was to have that opportunity."