Over the years NDWF has had so many wonderful dedicated and hard working Representatives now called Ambassadors. We are starting a new series and every month it will be my pleasure to will introduce you to them because without them NDWF would not be the success it is today. First we will begin with Ceci Broussard from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ceci has dedicated many years to being an Ambassador – helping many to get involved and learn about National Dance Week. Here is her story:
I came from a show business family and my parents thought I should also be in the business so at age 3 I was in one of my Moms opera shows as a village child. I don’t remember much about it except that I did not follow directions and began dancing wildly around the stage and I stole the show from the singers!
That was almost my first and last time on the stage, but the director gave me another chance and the rest is history.
Around the age of four I became very ill and was not growing well so the doctors thought ballet classes would help make me strong. The problem was that classes were very expensive and I had a special needs sister that needed a lot of care. My parents scraped just enough money for me to start ballet lessons and I was never to miss even one class -EVER!
I became very strong and still to this day am singing and dancing! I still do some dancing on pointe (type In Ceci Broussard on you tube with 4 videos) and have no intention of stopping.
I supported myself for a time being in musical theatre and at my first real professional audition I was not only picked to be in the singing and dancing chorus but landed the role of Dream Laurie in the musical OKLAHOMA! Other professional shows followed, but OKLAHOMA will always be my favorite!
I have taught dance for a very long time(this year will mark my 44th year) and hope to continue for a long time.
I still perform and incorporate this in my memory care work and enjoy it very much! I especially enjoy doing character parts and the audiences really enjoy me being a comical singing and dancing witch plus other zany roles.