What inspired you to start MCCA 10 Years ago?
I wanted to create a place where artists of all ages and backgrounds, who live in a rural area, could have access to amazing arts education and space to be their true authentic selves. I had spent the 10yrs prior to opening MCCA, traveling and working as a professional performer and arts educator and ...
I witnessed first hand how powerful the arts were in shaping the lives of young people.
I wanted to create that space in my hometown so kids could have the opportunities that I longed for as a kid.
What are some of your favorite memories over the past 10 years?
Holy cow there are so many.
Walking into the bank building the very first time and feeling goosebumps knowing this was the right thing to do
Laying the marly floor with my now husband dreaming about what our lives were going to be like
Assembling the most amazing team of humans to lead this organization who have now become my family
Open house day of the current building
Being a part of so many childhood memories and watching these beautiful humans grow up
What is something you have learned over the past 10 years?
The only thing that is constant is change. Be willing to lean into that and allow yourself to grow and learn.
What is your biggest hope for the next decade to come?
That we continue to seek joy and shine light in all that we do. To support each other through the difficult times, and to celebrate all that we are.
What to look forward to in this anniversary session?
I’m looking forward to strolling down memory lane and honoring our past journey, relishing the present moments, and creating exciting dreams for the future.