When I talk to Emily Ussery I think of the Swedish Proverb, “Those who wish to sing always find a song.”
Ussery is an artist from this area who spent two years at Fort Mill High School before transferring to the South Carolina Governors School for the Arts and Humanities. She then went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
While at the university, she appeared in 10 plays, including several starring roles. She also sang and danced. Ussery also attended the famous Stella Adler Studio of Acting where she studied Shakespeare. She has so many talents and skills, but she did blow me away with this one in particular: she is certified in armed/unarmed combat in Eastern and Western styles with gentlemen’s swords, rapier/dagger and knife.
So you better not mess with this petite thespian.
After graduating from the university she decided to move to New York City where she was very successful, but missed her family, friends and the arts community in this area with the many opportunities it has.
Ussery moved back to the Fort Mill/Tega Cay area a few months ago, and we are all delighted she came back. She wants to continue to learn and be involved in the arts community whether assisting, producing, or teaching. She also is looking forward to mentoring the younger artist in this community because she had some wonderful mentors guiding her.
I am confident that Ussery’s dreams will come true because she is holding that key that will unlock her dreams for the future. I can feel it!
A big thank you to Jim Harper for introducing me to this delightful young lady. It was truly a pleasure.