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He Gave Up Ballet For What.....
Who is this guy and what was it he could have become.....amazing was where he was going and heading on the dance floor. Dave was part of the Joffrey Ballet Company for two decades.......he could no longer dance...he made it clear his feet would never step in ballet slippers again. It was a sad day in Chicago back in 1994 when Dave stopped dancing.....his best friend Eric begged him to continue (Eric was instrumental in Daves dance training). In the end Dave moved on......and moved in directions nobody would ever expect.
For a short time he thought about taking over the famous "Blommers" chocolate factory in Chicago. Nope....that was not good enough.......he continued to follow to his next journey. We all wondered how such a magnificent dancer could leave one of the most prestigious dancing companies in the world. What was it that was on his horizon????
Well, Dave moved forward and went to Clown college and wanted to work for the circus. We were all shocked......but Dave put training into this new future no different than an elite athlete. He often slept in his clown make-up........left his clown nose on for a straight year.....and truly lived and embraced the soul of a clown. Dave inisisted he was no longer Dave and felt a strong sense of comfort being a clown.
The truth be told is this entire article is made up......Dave goofs on me all day and today I had to get him back.......I love ya Mr. Mouse:) Yep....you are a clown Dave....and you make me laugh to the point of tears......I just hope you go back to where you belong.....those ballet slippers are waiting for you buddy.
Bradley D. Weisman