We decided to continue our blogs for the next couple of weeks in the same vein as last time, letting you in on who your Chamber/CVB staff really is. Last week we heard from Mary and this week it’s all about Claudette, our Public Information Coordinator. Claudette has been with us for a year, and we couldn’t imagine a day anymore without her sunny smile, love of coffee and friendly light!
So here’s 5 things you probably didn’t know about Claudette.
- She was born in South Korea and a majority of her maternal relatives still reside there.
- She loves ALL things spicy! She has a particular obsession with siracha hot sauce and puts it on everything!
- As a youth, she trained at Grandmaster Keith Jenkins’ School of Martial Arts, earning a red belt in Tae-Kwon-Do. She also trained under Grandmaster Tiger Bang of The World Martial Arts Academy. (Yes, she did break a good number of boards during her martial arts days)
- You can’t tell by looking at her now, but before being diagnosed with an illness, she was a dancer. In college, she was a student in a progressive dance program at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and was formally trained by well-known principal dancers in the field of modern dance. She spent 4 years studying the Martha Graham technique and trained with principal dancers who danced for Martha Graham herself. (She has a special love for this technique, which helped to further the arts in not just dance but also acting- Audrey Hepburn and Michael Jackson studied this technique as well!) She was also able to train and learn the fundamentals of several other different modern dance techniques. Her first modern dance class was with the former Becky Jung, who was a dancer with the Pilobolus Dance company. If you don’t know what Pilobolus is all about, you should Google them to check out some of the interesting things she learned how to do and imagine what her first impression of modern dance was like! 😊
- She was a Savannah river rat in the Rat King’s Army in one year of the Savannah Ballet Theatre’s rendition of “The Nutcracker” called “The Nutcracker in Savannah” which retells the timeless story of Clara set in 1940s Savannah.
We hope you learned something new about your Public Information Coordinator and that our attempt at telling you about us helps you to see us all in a new light!
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