Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company & The City of Memphis
“Keeps You On Your Toes” With Black History Month Celebration
Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company is partnering with the City of Memphis and the Memphis Public Library & Information Center to host an inspiring exhibit, Groundbreakers: African-American Ballerina Stories of Triumph And Struggles.
Free and open to the public February 1-28 in the Goodwyn Gallery at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, the exhibit will include beautiful photos and historical facts about the first African-American Ballerinas and fun facts about Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company.
“We are thrilled to partner with Memphis Public Libraries and the City of Memphis on this wonderful event to educate young ladies and aspiring dancers about the history of African-American ballerinas,” said Chauniece Thompson, Founder and Executive Artistic Director of Ballet On Wheels.
The month-long celebration will not end with this exhibit; there will also be 3 events that will complement the exhibit:
- Documentary Screening of First African-American Ballerinas Thursday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. (First Floor Meeting Rooms)
- Read, Write & Move Dance Class (For kids ages 3-7) Saturday, Feb. 18, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
- Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company Live Performance Saturday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. – noon (Goodwyn Gallery)
For more information about Groundbreakers: African-American Ballerina Stories of Triumph And Struggles, visit www.balletonwheels.org or call us at (901) 870-4348.