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Cleveland Inner City Ballet – to host Black Ballerina Ball- In observation of Black History Month 2016.

Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Inner City Ballet – to host Black Ballerina Ball- In observation of Black History Month 2016.

In observation of Black History Month 2016- Cleveland Inner City Ballet will be celebrating Blacks in Dance at the first ever Black Ballerina Ball. The event premiers February 27, 2016 time 1-3pm at our new Downtown, Cleveland Ballet Studio 1427 East 36th Street, Suite 4203A. Black Ballerina Ball promises fun for all ages, with fun for the entire family. Festivities will include story time with a CICB ballerina, a performance by Cleveland Inner City Ballet dancers, cookie and cupcake decorating, ballerina crafts,   and more. Young dancers are encouraged to come dressed in their best ballet or princess attire.

This year’s celebration promises to be an exceptional experience with the inclusion of Cleveland School of the Arts first Principal Anthony Vitanza as our Guest Speaker. There will also be a dance tribute to African American, Dance Educator Eugina Payne. Ms. Payne is remembered and celebrated as Cleveland School of the Arts first Dance Educator. There will also be live music by Cleveland local pianist Karin Tooley.

“Cleveland Inner City Ballet is offering an opportunity for youth in Cleveland to be exposed to ballet and live classical music. We also, want our youth in Cleveland to know being a ballerina or professional dancer is within their grasp if they work hard and apply themselves!” Says Cleveland Inner City Ballet Founding Artistic Director, Chanda Ford-White.

Cleveland Inner City Ballet is a nonprofit organization which offers professionally taught dance education and performance opportunities to underserved populations regardless of race, class, gender or socioeconomic background. We believe everyone deserves to have the gift of a good quality dance education.

Our programming and dancers have been featured in The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Cleveland Women’s Journal, Kaleidoscope Magazine and on WVIZ-PBS Applause. We are supported in part by many of Cleveland’s finest organizations like The Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland Neighborhood Connection, The United Black Fund, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and private donors.

For more information or to RSVP a spot to Cleveland Inner City Ballet’s- Black Ballerina Ball 2016, visit clevelandinnercityballet.org or call 216-903-6604. Stay connected with us on Facebook.

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