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Marjorie Sherman
Company Dancer

Hometown:
Richmond, VA

Education and training:
I grew up in the School of Richmond Ballet and spent summers away at Houston Ballet and Walnut Hill. While in high school, I spent two years as a trainee at Richmond Ballet. After graduating high school I was promoted to Richmond Ballet II. I just finished up my second season as an RBII member.

Nickname:
My friends usually call me Marj or Marjie, but I am happy with Marjorie as well!

Other organizations/dancers I’ve worked with:
Since I grew up in Richmond I have danced there my whole life until now moving to Dayton!

Favorite thing about being a dancer:
My favorite thing about being a dancer is that it allows me to meet artists from all different parts of the world and backgrounds. I learn so much from the dancers I meet and really enjoy connecting with people through art.

Favorite role or costume so far:
My favorite role and costume I have performed in was the Butterfly in Richmond Ballet’s Nutcracker this past December. The costume had whimsical butterfly wings that were a challenge to rehearse with, but made me really feel the part once I got the hang of them.

What do you want patrons to know about you?
I appreciate their support for the arts as it makes my dream of dancing professionally a reality. I am thrilled to become a part of Dayton’s art community this season.

What do you think you’d be doing if you weren’t a professional dancer?
My answer to this is constantly changing, but right now I think it would be neat to work in physical therapy. I would love to work with athletes as I commend their drive and passion.

Favorite food or cuisine?
My favorite cuisine is Mediterranean. It is always fresh and flavorful. I love a good Greek salad, pita, and hummus.

What are you most looking forward to this season?
I am looking forward to meeting all of the new faces in Dayton. I love the energy dancers have when working together, so I’m excited to experience that l with a whole new group of people.

What advice would you give to aspiring dancers?
My advice to aspiring dancers would be to always make sure you are having fun. When I was younger I thought ballet had to be very rigid, but once I started taking myself a little less seriously, I enjoyed dancing even more than I had before.

 

Full Bio:

Marjorie Sherman is originally from Richmond, Virginia, where she began training with the School of Richmond Ballet at the age of 6. While in high school she became a trainee for the Richmond Ballet. After two seasons in the trainee program, Marjorie was promoted to Richmond Ballet's second company. As a second company member, Marjorie danced in many classical and contemporary works alongside the main company. She spent two seasons with Richmond Ballet's second company and is now excited for her first season with Dayton Ballet.