Meet the Artist
My name is Jessica (Guda) Flores. As one of a few Atlanta natives, I am a writer, a dancer, an observer, and a teacher. First and last though, I am a student. After all, from the moment we slip obstinately into this world until we are released, we are learning. My seven-year college career has taught me as much.
During college, I spent three years dancing professionally for Atlanta Ballet, fitting school around a full-time dance schedule. I also toured internationally, moved to San Francisco to pursue a B.F.A. in dance, moved back to Atlanta, put ballet aside while funding my education, and spent two years sharing dance with children from multiple socio-economic groups internationally. I did all of this while on the Dean’s List, maintaining a GPA over 3.9.
As I leave Georgia State, I am still unsure of where my experiences will lead, but studying Rhetoric and Composition has brought a new understanding and empathy to my art and to my life as it has taught me to question everything. Through my studies, I have developed both confidence in my voice and an interest in the mind-body connection within the classroom, but more importantly, I hold in mind that the world is not our puzzle, it is our playground.