I've had class with Joe... he's a great guy and has improved over the last year and a half more than anyone i've seen... Another challenge Ballet sophomore Joseph Ensign moves from military to ballet.
Haley Smith - Daily Staff Writer
December 11, 2003
Joseph Ensign plays the Mouse King in the OU School of Dance's "The Nutcracker."
Joseph Ensign is following in the dancing footsteps of famous performers such as Fred Astaire and Gene Kelley. Like these former seamen, Ensign has traded in his Navy dungarees for ballet tights.
This brought on a challenge Ensign welcomed, he said.
"I always kind of lost interest in things if they weren't challenging," the ballet sophomore said of his various activities.
The most recent of Ensign's endeavors are his roles in OU School of Dance's "The Nutcracker." He dances the parts of the Mouse King, a party parent, Soldier Doll and an Arabian. These roles present a greater challenge to Ensign than to an average OU ballet student because he has only been dancing two years. click for more