Celebrities get their fair share of exposure so, no, this is not another post on reality tv’s hit show. Instead, I wanted to highlight one woman’s realized dream to create dance in zero-gravity. Jeanne Robinson years ago was chosen by NASA to take part in their Civilians In Space program with a quest to create dance among the stars. Her hopes were dashed when the program was dismantled following the Challenger explosion. Her dream still lived on in a series of novels she co-wrote with her husband. When offered the chance of a lifetime to take a free ride on a Zero-G flight she not only seized the opportunity but brought along a film crew. Stardance is in production as we speak. You can visit the production’s blog to learn more. Also be sure to read this incredible story in Jeanne’s own words. It is a reminder to allow oneself to “dream big” and persist despite setbacks because dreams aren’t always fulfilled in the way one expects.
Nichelle Suzanne is a writer specializing in dance and online content. She is also a dance instructor with over 20 years experience teaching in dance studios, community programs, and colleges. She began Dance Advantage in 2008, equipped with a passion for movement education and an intuitive sense that a blog could bring dancers together. As a Houston-based dance writer, Nichelle covers dance performance for Dance Source Houston, Arts+Culture Texas, and other publications. She is a leader in social media within the dance community and has presented on blogging for dance organizations, including Dance/USA. Nichelle provides web consulting and writing services for dancers, dance schools and studios, and those beyond the dance world. Read Nichelle’s posts.