Dancer badly injured in hit-and-run returns to the stage
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A ballet dancer who was seriously injured in a Rhode Island hit-and-run over the summer has returned to the stage.
Festival Ballet Providence dancer Jordan Nelson was riding his bike in June when he was struck by a car. He suffered skull fractures and a broken clavicle. WLNE-TV reports doctors told Nelson he’d never dance again but he wouldn’t accept that as an answer.
Nelson says the first place he visited after being released from the hospital was the dance studio. He says he danced instead of undertaking physical therapy.
He says he had to reteach himself and “rebuild from square one.” He says he’s stronger than ever.
The hit-and-run driver has not been caught.
Nelson began his ballet training in St. Paul, Minnesota, and spent time at Ballet Chicago.
Information from: WLNE-TV, http://www.abc6.com