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About Nancy Upper

Like the ampersand, Nancy Upper is a connector. Energy, initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness define her. Upper began her career connecting with audiences, as a professional ballet dancer. Her book, Ballet Dancers in Career Transition: Sixteen Success Stories (McFarland, 2004), changed her career ascent from dancer to writer and presenter. Upper’s forthcoming book, Power of Ampersand, joins her connective talents with ampersand strength to launch The Uppersand™.

Uppersand™ Blogs

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Shoulders of Friends

  When we read, thoughts remote from the words often pop into our minds. In the unlikely moment of reading how Muscovites celebrated winter holidays in a fine restaurant of…

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Flatten the Curve

Theater removes us from the warp and weft of reality and allows us to escape into other lives. Lighting, sets, and actors pull us from our theater seats through the…

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Now is the Time for All Good Distilleries to Come to the Aid of Their Country*

Two Cowichan Valley distilleries — Ampersand and Stillhead — devised ingenious responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cowichan Valley is a region around the Cowichan River, Cowichan Bay, and Cowichan Lake…