This week’s Student Spotlight is over the kind and dedicated Hattie Geltemeyer!
Hattie Geltemeyer is a senior in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Dance program. Some of her credits with Missouri State include Dancer in the Fall 2019 Dance Concert; Dancer in the Fall 2020 Dance Concert; Dancer in the 2021 Spring Dance Concert; Dancer and Choreographer in the Fall 2021 Dance Concert; Choreographer for the 2022 ACDA Conference; and Dancer, Choreographer, and Co-President of student organization MO State Dance Co. Her credits outside of MSU include teaching at Dance Canvas and Springfield Ballet as well as playing Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast, Dancer in Nick Cave’s Contemporary Dance Response Piece, and Snowflake/Flower in The Nutcracker with Springfield Ballet.
She has really devoted herself to the world of dance and honing her craft as a performer and teacher!
When asked about her work ethic, her peers stated that she is one of the most dedicated people they know. One peer stated, “Hattie works so hard in her dance classes at MSU, while also teaching dance for many years at Dance Canvas as well as Springfield Ballet, while also leading MO State Dance Co. She spends so many hours on her craft in dance and choreography, and it definitely pays off!” Another said, “It blows my mind how much she dances and choreographs and how much she constantly gets better. Her work ethic is truly goals.”
Outside of school and classes, Hattie’s friends shared that she is always so kind and and lovely to be around. One said that “She is a very welcoming person who strives to do it all, and she does while also making friends with everyone.” Another shared that “Hattie is someone you meet in class or see in a performance, and you want to be her friend. She is so talented and has this open, exciting, and down-to-earth energy about her. I’m so happy I was able to become friends with her when I did.”
It sounds like Hattie has made quite a positive impact on her friends and peers!
Congratulations, Hattie, on all of your personal and academic success!
You have been this week’s Student Spotlight.