BY ANNE MARIE HUNTER, The Kansas City Star
As a college senior in 2005, Charissa Fuchs was not only looking forward to finishing school, but also opening one of her own.
“At the end of my senior year, I realized I always wanted to teach and loved to teach,” said Fuchs, who had majored in dance performance with a minor in theater. So she spoke with her parents about her goal of opening a performing arts center.
“They backed up my dream and everything was set on course.”
Within a few months, Fuchs founded In the Light Performing Arts Center. At her first location in Raymore, Fuchs established the core philosophy around which she built her school. Though the Center is now in Peculiar, that vision has remained the same.