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“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

So many people have been asking me, ‘WHAT’S NEXT?’ since I’ve been home. I thought why not write a blog about it. Most of my close friends and family already know but for those who don’t…
I am beyond ecstatic to share that dancing is taking me on another life-changing journey very soon. I have signed another contract with Royal Caribbean Productions but this time on a ship called ‘Radiance of the Seas’.

My wanderlust has taken over and I’m at it again! This time I’m travelling to countries I only ever dreamed of visiting halfway across the world, doing the thing I love most in the world AS MY JOB. <3

Warming up for a show on my last ship

In a couple of weeks Royal Caribbean will fly me to their massive rehearsal studios in Miami, where I’ll live for the next 2 months, meeting my new cast and learning 3 new full-length production shows – I cannot wait!

All three shows are completely different. One being contemporary/ballet (my absolute FAVE), one being Spanish style dancing and the last more of a musical theatre type show.

WHERE TO? I will be flown with my cast to CANADA!!! This is where I’ll board the ship and start cruising. This cruise ship is a class smaller than my last, without an ice rink, I’m excited to experience the difference as well as the ship being able to dock in more destinations and cruise unique places like ALASKA‘s inside passage as well as the HAWAIIAN islands. (that’s only a few of the bucket-list places this ship is going to) I’m pretty used to flying and travelling long distances by now, so I actually look forward to sitting on the airplane with the suspense of a whole new adventure awaiting me.

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

As my second contract with RCCL, everything will be a bit more familiar to me but yet a whole new experience. Hopefully, I will even see some of my old Voyager family in rehearsals. Stay tuned to follow my next exciting journey around the world.

In the meantime, I am loving and still getting used to being home.
Taking ballet and dance classes again, teaching dance, learning new skills like aerial work and silks, doing gigs and corporates, playing my ukulele and little projects like travelling are filling up my days. Soaking up time with my family, friends and adorable new puppy (Zen is the cutest) are definitely priorities right now as well as taking advantage of all the small things that I won’t have access to living on a ship. (and just all of home’s comforts) There is lots planned and many things I still want to do.

I’m also granting myself the alone time that I desperately needed to get grounded again. Reflective and meditative time is always essential.

I would like to take a moment to be thankful that I’m constantly blessed with all the new experiences of growth that life is offering me, home or away! My dreams are slowly manifesting into reality.

More to come soon.

~love&light always

JO xox

Radiance of the Seas

TRAVEL. As much as you can. As far as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.


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