On May 27, 2012, the Studio for Dance dedicated this year’s recital in memory of our precious Morgan. It was a beautiful and heartfelt performance; we were so touched by the courage and strength of the girls to perform dances in memory of Morgan. Morgan’s dear friend and former dancing partner, Jessica Duncan, performed a beautiful lyrical solo to the song “For Good” from Wicked, which she renamed “For Morgan”. The Senior Company then joined Jessica in a contemporary ballet piece “Our Dancing Angel”, to the music of “Danced in the Morning”. Both dances were incredibly choreographed by Jeanne Harper. We would like to extend a huge thank you to the girls for touching us with this beautiful tribute to Morgan which we will always cherish. We know Morgan was dancing with you, as always, and smiling down from Heaven. She would be so proud of each and every one of you!
The Studio for Dance was Morgan’s passion and love since she was 12 years old. We are so grateful to owner Shari Poff, the wonderful dance instructors, staff and fellow students who were truly family to Morgan over the years. Many of her happiest moments, best friendships and proudest accomplishments were all because of the Studio. Thank you for continuing to be there for us and providing comfort over the last several months. The memories of her six years at the Studio, including countless competitions, performances with the Cincinnati Pops, Windsor Symphony, etc., were all brought to a bittersweet conclusion by your incredible tribute on recital weekend. We will forever hold these memories, and all of her studio family, in a special place in our hearts.