Editor’s Note: With tuition-free education programs as well as a 2017/2018 filled performance schedule, the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) is a cultural staple in New Orleans. Maddy Morris wanted to investigate not only the successes of NOBA but also the challenges and how the association stuck to its mission and worked with the community to come back after odds that many would consider “insurmountable.”
Jenny Hamilton, Executive Director of the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA), chats with me about her struggles and ultimate determination and passion to get herself, her non-profit organization, and her wonderful dancers through Hurricane Katrina. Interview took place at The Chevron Studio at Lyons NORDC Center. Conducted by Maddy Morris.
[Editor’s Note: This reflection was captured as part of an English class taught by Gaurav Desai to document memories of Hurricane Katrina]