Dancers will once again be gracing the stage of the historic Constantine Theater.
The students of the Osage-owned Dance Maker Performing Arts Academy will hold two performances on May 13. The first performance begins at 2 p.m. and the second performance begins at 7 p.m.
The academy offers classes in ballet and tap for children and adults and currently enrolls 80 students.
“This year, 32 children received scholarships from the Osage Nation Foundation,” said Jenna Smith in a prepared release. Smith is the director and dance instructor for the academy. “We also have eight boys in our Level I ballet class, funded by Will and Anne Baker, Jr.”
Smith said scholarships were made possible by the Osage Nation Foundation, Will and Anne Baker, Jr.; Jerry and Marlene Mosley; Jinx Guerren; Artists of Indian America, Inc.; Robi Black; Casey Johnson and the Pawhuska Community Foundation.
Osage Casinos is sponsoring the performances and tickets are $2.
Smith, a classically trained ballet dancer, is working to bring “The Nutcracker” ballet to the Constantine Theater in December, according to the release.
“We are producing ‘The Nutcracker’ as part of our passion for arts education in the school system,” she said in the release. “We would like to do multiple performances and bring every school-aged child to the Constantine to see the ballet.”
To donate or learn more about the schedule of classes visit their website at www.dancemaker.org or call at (918) 704-4668. Follow their page on Facebook at Dance Maker Performing Arts Academy.
Original Publish Date: 2017-05-03 00:00:00