On Pointe tells the story of three black dancers fighting to make a name for themselves in classical ballet. Choreographer Jeremy McQueen hopes to combat the lack of diversity in ballet by curating a performance rooted in black history, featuring a cast of black dancers. Among them is Daphne Lee, a dancer who settled in Tennessee after a failed audition with a major New York ballet company, and George Sanders, a biracial dancer with a troubled past.
Priscilla is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist from Texas. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin in 2012, Priscilla joined Teach for America and spent years working in education before coming to Columbia. Most recently, she’s covered the devastating flooding that ravaged South Carolina’s coast following Hurricane Matthew and Governor Nikki Haley’s nomination for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. She is currently a reporter with, WPDE, ABC 15 News in South Carolina.
Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Joy Jeong is a multimedia journalist based in New York City. After studying fine art and photography at Cornell University, she dove headfirst into journalism to master her skills in storytelling. She is currently a video producer at EdLab, Teachers College, where she reports on innovative educational programs around the city.