Marco Ruiz (student intern) is currently a student at Cuyahoga Community College studying Business Management. Growing up as an athlete, he was introduced to dance and performance when he attended the Jesse C. Carson High School in North Carolina, where students were required to take an arts related class. Marco discovered his passion for dance during his high school experience, training with Denise Paugh and performing in productions such as Footloose, Seussical the Musical, and Beauty and the Beast. Marco’s connection with dance felt natural, and he graduated high school with an Arts Concentration in Dance. Since recently relocating to Ohio, Marco has performed at Catawba College with a professional orchestra, and continues his study of dance with Sarah Morrison at CCC.