Ballet Tennessee, under the direction of Anna Baker-VanCura, celebrates the spring season with its annual Spring Festival of Dance on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Center for Creative Arts.
The Ballet Tennessee Spring Festival of Dance will showcase students from the VanCura Ballet Conservatory, the official school of Ballet Tennessee, and the Ballet Tennessee Company. The evening will include performances in many different genres of dance and will feature Swan Lake Act II.
Ballet Tennessee/Talent Identification Program alumnus LeRonnie Ervin (Alabama School of Fine Arts) returns to perform the role of Prince Siegfried. The role of Odette will be danced by Ballet Tennessee Principal Dancer, Hannah Locke.
Mr. Ervin is a full merit scholarship student at Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham. He has had the honor of studying under the direction of Wes Chapman, Martha Faesi, and Terri Weksler. In January 2016 he was invited to be a Guest Performer with Collage Dance Collective in Memphis, TN. Mr. Ervin has spent summers on scholarship at American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive in Austin, Tx. (2017) and the Ballet Tennessee Summer Intensive (2016).
Tickets for the Ballet Tennessee Spring Festival of Dance are on sale at Eventbrite.com and are $18- Students/Seniors & $20-Adults. The Center for Creative Arts Box Office will open one hour prior to the performance. Tickets purchased at the box office are $22- Student/Seniors and $24-Adults.