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Theater Pushes Pause, but Alumna Keeps on Dancing

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There may not be theater right now, but that hasn’t stopped performer and Cal State Fullerton alumna Emma Nossal ’17 (B.A. theatre arts) from staying engaged in the arts, even under quarantine.

Over the last few weeks, Nossal, 25, has been teaching tap and jazz classes from her Rancho Peñasquitos home. She streams beginner lessons on Moonlight Amphitheatre’s social media channels and teaches various levels as well as privates through her personal Facebook page and Zoom.

Of course, before theaters were shut down, Nossal was building an impressive resume, appearing as Penny Pingleton in San Diego Musical Theatre’s “Hairspray” and as Regina in Cygnet’s “Rock of Ages.” She was also teaching dance at Vista’s Shadowridge Dance Center and working as an administrative assistant for Moonlight Cultural Foundation.

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