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Hi I'm Joelle

After graduating High School, I took the non-traditional route, out of inspiration. Now, I'm a Ballet Dancer. And I'm a mormon.

About Me

I've been married for nearly two years now. My husband is a Sculptor and I am a Ballet Dancer. We literally are two starving artists going after our dreams and so far everything is happening just as we'd hoped (with the occasional crash and burn of course). I've always had music and dance in my life and dreamed from a very young age of being incredibly successful and going to some prestigious school and making my entrance into the ballet world from there. When it came time to make the decision about colleges and what "prestigious institution" I'd be going after, life sort of smacked me in the face with a whole fist-full of options...a very long story short...after lots of thoughtful and sincere prayer...plus plenty of patience...my life plans sort of filed into place...not anything like I thought they would but I couldn't be happier and I'm finally living my dream!

Why I am a Mormon

Living in a world where everything is so inconsistent, never knowing when your days are going to be sunny or when that raincloud is going to follow you around all day...it's nice to have something that is constant. For me, that is the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is my savior, in every sense of the word and he is my best friend. Growing up in the church I've always known that it was true, but some days, it's hard to explain exactly how, but somedays I REALLY KNOW the church is true. The gospel is simple and sweet and I'm reminded of that daily.

How I live my faith

I am an advisor in Young Women's (a sort of sunday school but only for girls ages 12-18) in a very small ward with only maybe five girls. I teach lessons weekly and attend Mutual (youth group) on Wednesday nights where we do all sorts of activities. When I received that calling I thought to myself.."I'm too young for this calling! I've only been out of high school for three years! What will they ever learn from me?" But I'll tell you this much...I wasn't given that calling so that these girls would have someone turn to or look up to..I was given this calling because I need the examples of those girls in my life.