Curtain Call: Final Thoughts From an E&O Intern

Liza Cardinal’s internship in our Education & Outreach department has come to an end; we miss her already!  But not all is lost: Liza kept a blog this summer to document her experiences at Ballet Hispanico, and she would love to share it with our readers.  Below is a message from Liza, and you can read all of the insider E&O scoop at her blog

My name is Liza Cardinal. I am a rising senior at the University of South Carolina where I am majoring in Dance Education and performing with the USC Dance Company. A Montgomery, Alabama native, I started training at the age of three.

I have been interested in teaching since high school. The University of South Carolina is one of a few schools that offer a degree in Dance Education with K-12 certification. I declared Dance Education my major at the start of my sophomore year. It was one of the best decisions I have made.

At this juncture, I am researching graduate programs in Arts Administration. I feel very strongly about the role of dance, and art in general, in the lives of all people. Regardless of what shape my future takes, art advocacy will always be an important part of what I do.

I was excited to have the opportunity to intern with Ballet Hispanico in the Education & Outreach Department. I kept a blog during to document my experiences, as well as offer a perspective on dance education through Ballet Hispanico’s eyes. I hope this blog gives some insight into what great opportunities BH offers, and the value it places on dance education and outreach in the community and beyond.