Dismantling Racism in Ballet

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February 09, 2023 1:15 PM

Commissary Studio B
516 High Street
Bellingham, Washington 98225
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Free to Attend

WWU Dance hosts Marcia Meade (Dance Theatre of Harlem) for a ballet class via Zoom and Q and A about her career and shifting the racist history of ballet. Marcia Meade hails from South Orange, New Jersey. Growing up she trained technically at the Dance Theatre of Harlem where she went on to perform both Classical and Contemporary works. She is currently serving on faculty at Steps Youth Programs teaching Classical Ballet, Hip-Hop and Pilates. An ABT NTC Certified Teacher Marcia grounds her Classical Ballet teaching style in their method. She partnered with the Global Arts Initiative(GAIN) and the Hudson Guild to bring dance into public schools in NYC. While continuing her education, Marcia received her Mat and Comprehensive Pilates Certification at Power Pilates and later went on to join the Fam at Obe Fitness a premium digital fitness and lifestyle platform. She works in the commercial field as a Dancer and Model. She Graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelors degree in Political Science and is happy to call Brooklyn her home.

Observers are welcome in the studio, and intermediate and advanced dancers are invited to take class. Dancers can email susan.haines@wwu.edu to reserve your spot.