I think so. I hope that after all of this clears, people will come to realize there are so many ways to connect with other people. It is really interesting to see how people are still making it their mission to communicate, even during this pandemic and opening up themselves to all the different ways in which you can communicate. I personally believe people need to be around people - we are social beings, and now that our social muscle has kind of atrophied, our social muscle is developing in a different way. Once all of this is done, I think there will be more people open to being out and will want to see things live and explore the different art forms. After this, I think there will be more people in theaters and in dance classes, going to museums, just being outside. So much of that will happen more because of what is happening now. We can look at the negative side of things, but I like looking towards the future, and I feel that is what the future holds.
Jessica Amber Pinkett (Baltimore, MD) began her dance training at Baltimore Dance Tech under the direction of Stephanie Powell. Ms. Pinkett is a proud graduate from George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology. She is a bronze medal recipient from the NAACP ACT-SO competition in Dance. Ms. Pinkett has worked with choreographers including Linda-Denise Fisher- Harrell, Kirven Douthit-Boyd, Ray Mercer, Darrell Grand Moultrie, and others. She has performed as a guest artist with The Black Iris Project and was a member of Ailey II. From Towson University, she graduated with honors and earned a B.F.A. in dance performance and choreography. Ms. Pinkett has been featured in campaigns for Coach, Equinox Hotels and Jesus Christ Superstar. Ms. Pinkett joined the company in 2018. Instagram: @jessica.a.pinkett