Since graduating from Mid-Pen last year, Emmett Rodriguez has been immersed in ballet study at Atlantic City Ballet in New Jersey. Emmett already had a reputation as a ballet superstar in the Mid-Pen community, thanks to the many times he shared his gifts with us at talent shows and Night of the Arts events. But after taking his craft to the next level, he felt impelled to return to his alma mater to share how he’s been soaring to new heights since graduation.
After talking in front of the school about his life after Mid-Pen, Emmett launched into two stunning routines. His last routine, set to the song Bohemian Rhapsody, told a story through choreography—a story that Emmett later shared was inspired by the recent passing of his grandfather. A number that was emotionally moving in its own right became even more so after we learned more about Emmett’s inspiration.