Join Ballet Memphis School staff and Ballet Memphis dancers as we give the stage to our budding young dancers at Knowledge Quest and Leadership Empowerment Center the stage for a final end-of-year performance. Scheduled for May 19, 4:30 p.m. at Gaston Community Center, the program entitled "Classic Hitz" will feature six, original short dance works created by Ballet Memphis teaching artists Nikki Lewis, Marsalett Dockery, Jared Harden and special choreographers D. Angelous Stevenson and Brittany Harano. Full program notes below.
SKOOL IS OUT FOR THE SUMMER
Choreographer by: Nikki Lewis
Music by: Benny Goodman
Dancers: Andre Ellis, Mikiyah Palmer, Zahnaria Labettes, Michelle Mcgee, Teunna Redd, Tashawna Bates, Jada Spencer, Destini Deloach, Alex Foster, Talisa Watkins, Tytianna Watkins, Jernicya McCracken, Jamelia Thompson, Kennadi Hartfield
Special Guest: Leadership Empowerment Center
THE ROAD TO FAME
Choreography by: Marsalett Dockery
Music by: Fame (London Studio Orchestra)
Dancers: Marsadie Jones, Jahlyn Rankin, Courneisha Edwards, Anaiah Malone
DANSE DE PETITE CYGNES
Choreography by: Brittany Harano
Music by: Tchaikovsky
Dancers: Jada Spencer, Teunna Redd, Destini Deloach, Talisa Watkins, Kennadi Hartfield (understudy)
-Intermission or pause-
Choreography by: Jared Harden
Music by: The Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams”
Dancers: Mikiyah Palmer, Zahnaria Labettes, Michelle Mcgee, Teunna Redd, Destini Deloach, Jada Spencer, Alex Foster, Tashawna Bates, Kennadi Hartfield, Talisa Watkins, Tytianna Watkins
BOOGIE ALL NIGHT
Choreographer by: Marsalett Dockery
Music by: The Jacksons “Blame it on the Boogie”
Dancers: Zahnaria Labettes, Mikiyah Palmer, Jada Spencer, Andre Ellis, Kennadi Hartfield, Tashawna Bates, Teunna Redd, Alex Foster, Jarkayla Britt, Michelle Mcgee, Tytianna Watkins
ARE YOU READY?
Choreography by: D Angelous Stevenson
Music by: Ready or Not Here I Come (feat. Cheesa) by District 78
Dancers: Mikiyah Palmer, Jada Spencer, Kennadi Hartfield, Tashawna Bates, Teunna Redd, Jernicya McCracken, Jamelia Thompson, Destini Deloach, Talisa Watkins
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