By Noah Davila
December 3, a local intermediate school teacher was thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of Ballet San Antonio’s performance of The Nutcracker this past December. Hannah Eli was nominated as a community hero to play in the production.
“San Antonio Ballet did a nomination process where you can nominate any hero to be Mother Ginger for one performance,” Eli said. “I have done showcases, talent shows, etc, but nothing as big as this.”
Despite performing the role of Mother Ginger on the Tobin Center Stage, Eli’s greatest excitement and humbleness comes to face her nomination.
“I don’t consider myself a hero to be honest. I am just a special education teacher, a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. I also happen to stutter and have survived a lot,” Eli said. “When I get up and speak to people, I do have the hopes of someone hearing what I say and learning from it.”
Hannah is very grateful to those who nominated her for the role.
“I only know I had several people nominate me, I wish I knew who nominated me so I can thank them, Eli said. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am lucky enough to be chosen.”