ABT soloist Simone Messmer is more than your typical bunhead. The girl has pizzazz—an effortless vivacity that's simply magnetic both onstage and off. So I'm super excited to share that she has been chosen to receive the 2010 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship.
The two-year fellowship gives talented young dancers additional resources to hone their craft. It pays for guest coaches and teachers, personal trainers, pianists, studio space, mentors and even guest teachers to explore other arts like drama and music. ABT ballet master Clinton Luckett was chosen to offer support and guidance throughout the two years.