After 8 seasons with Diablo Ballet, the beautiful Rosselyn Ramirez is retiring from the stage. Please join us in celebrating her on Saturday, November 9th after the 8 pm performance of A Swingin’ Holiday & More. Although she is retiring from performing, she will stay with the company as our PEEK Outreach Assistant Director working with children and teens through our PEEK Outreach Programs. We sat down with Rosselyn and asked her a couple questions about her career with Diablo Ballet and her new position.
Q & A with Rosselyn Ramirez:
1. What had been your most memorable time performing with DB?
All these years with DB have been memorable, but if I had to choose, it would be performing Balanchine’s Apollo as well as other amazing pieces by choreographers like Val Caniparoli. I had always wanted to perform Balanchine pieces. I also loved the dancers and the friendships I developed throughout the years. And all the support and love that Lauren gave me all these years.
2. What are you looking forward about your position with DB’s PEEK Program
I’m looking to help kids and young girls through PEEK program because dance is a powerful ally for developing many of the attributes of a growing child. Dance helps children mature physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively. I have witnessed people having breakthroughs by expressing a new part of themselves through creative expression and dance. The Peek program is powerful, and I intend to bring my best efforts to help the participants grow and love dance/ballet.
3. What would you like the audiences to remember most about you
I hope the audience enjoyed watching me and will remember the way I performed each piece with my unique style. Most importantly, I want them to remember the feelings they experienced while watching me perform.
To join in the celebration, purchase tickets for A Swingin’ Holiday & More for the Saturday, November 9th, 8 pm performance here.