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Symposia | EVOLVE - an IABD dance experience



“It is important to unite and collaborate to share the collective resources of our community”, says Nena Gilreath of Ballethnic Dance Company. EVOLVE | atlanta will feature a symposia, facilitated by IABD President/CEO, Denise Saunders Thompson. Atlanta dance leaders, studio owners, instructors, choreographers, and enthusiasts of all genres are encouraged to attend and engage in a dialogue on the needs of their community and its growth and future. “Being a native of Atlanta, I have had the opportunity to see the dance industry grow and change over the decades. EVOLVE comes at the right time, as the lack of local collaborations needs to be addressed, while also encouraging the education of our history in dance and bridging the generational gap to remind us that all forms of dance are important and necessary for the longevity of our art form,” says Allyne Gartrell of Atlanta Dance Connection. 

The symposia takes place at Ballethnic Dance Company and is free and open to all.   "This program is necessary because the Black Dance community and Atlanta market are incredibly rich with talent and history. We share in the connectivity of commercial and concert dance, and I’m elated to take part in this program as a new addition to this community to also bridge the gap between “old school and new school,” says Anthony Burrell of Anthony Burrell Center for Dance. 

Sunday, April 14, 2019


Ballethnic Dance Company

2587 Cheney Street

East Point, GA 30344