Ballerina Bids Farewell to Dance


Ever since Becca Ferguson was a kid she’s worked toward her dream of being a ballerina.

It’s a passion she’s pursued for more than 25-years to the point that if she wasn’t in school or at work, she was practicing dancing.
A lot of which she did at the Wichita Falls Youth Ballet Studio.

This week is certainly no exception because Becca is preparing for her role as Hippolyta in this Friday’s performance of  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

“Hippolyta is actually an Amazon Warrior queen and she just has to be very strong and powerful and that’s not something that I’ve ever really done before,” Becca said.

And while it’s a first for her career, it’s also a last.

On Friday night, Becca will hang up her dancing shoes for the last time.

“It’s very bitter sweet.  A part of me is just kind of like, it’s time, I’m ready I need to move on to other things.  But, at the same time I don’t know what I’m going to do with my nights any more,” explained Becca.

Regardless Becca said she’s excited to go out on a high note.
But for her dance instructors, letting go won’t be so easy.

“You get used to someone like that as the artistic or co-artistic director.  You have a reliable dancer in the room and no matter what role you put at her, big or small, she can handle it,” explained Valentine Liveratore, Becca’s dance instructor.

It’s her hard work and dedication that prompted her teacher to pay it forward the $300.

A gift that Becca says will make her memories of dancing in Wichita Falls all the more sweeter.

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