Cirque farewell

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Though a self-proclaimed military brat who's lived practically everywhere, Ricky Morant considers Columbus his home. So we were sorry to bid Morant farewell last Sunday night, but thrilled that he's leaving town for a dream job.

Recently, this local dancer was offered the opportunity of a lifetime - he'll be moving to Las Vegas to join the world-famous Cirque du Soleil as part of the performance medicine team.

Having submitted his resume over a year ago, Morant was shocked to get a call out of the blue in December. Following a whirlwind of interviews, he was formally offered the job, but he didn't want to leave town without celebrating. We attended his packed bon-voyage party at Hyde Park, and had a wonderful time learning about this talented, dynamic guy. Though Morant's friends are extremely proud of him, he will be missed!