Many students from our fair city warrant praise and recognition. Here are two young ladies – one a current student and the other a recent graduate – who have been brought to our attention.

balletpicSusannah Harvey, a junior at Shades Valley’s Jefferson County Academy of Theatre and Dance, was recently cast to perform as a Snow Maiden in a production of “The Nutcracker” with the prestigious Moscow Ballet!

coreisapicIrondale native Coreisa Lee attended Jefferson Christian Academybefore graduating from Alabama School of Fine Arts last year and moving to New York City, where she now attends the Manhattan School of Music on a full scholarship.

In September, Coreisa appeared on the Meredith Vieira Show and was surprised by Vieira with a brand new flute!  The show even had a follow-up segment about Coreisa and her recital with the new flute.