Bal­let Ten­nessee presents its Spring Fes­ti­val of Dance. SATUR­DAY

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An alum­nus of Bal­let Ten­nessee’s sum­mer dance pro­gram will re­turn to town this week­end to per­form in Bal­let Ten­nessee’s Spring Fes­ti­val of Dance.

LeRon­nie Ervin, a grad­u­ate of Bal­let Ten­nessee’s Tal­ent Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Pro­gram and a stu­dent in the Alabama School of Fine Arts, will dance the part of Prince Siegfried in Act II of “Swan Lake.” His part­ner will be Han­nah Locke, Bal­let Ten­nessee prin­ci­pal dancer, as Odette.

The Bal­let Ten­nessee Spring Fes­ti­val of Dance will be­gin at 7 p.m. at the Cen­ter for Cre­ative Arts, 1301 Dal­las Road.

The per­for­mance will show­case stu­dents from VanCura Bal­let Con­ser­va­tory, the of­fi­cial school of Bal­let Ten­nessee, and the Bal­let Ten­nessee Com­pany, under the di­rec­tor of Anna Van Cura. The evening will in­clude per­for­mances in many dif­fer­ent gen­res of dance as well as the fea­tured ex­cerpt from “Swan Lake.”

Ervin is a full merit-schol­ar­ship stu­dent at Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birm­ing­ham. He has stud­ied under Wes Chap­man, Martha Faesi and Terri Wek­sler.

In Jan­uary 2016, he was in­vited to be a guest per­former with Col­lage Dance Col­lec­tive in Mem­phis. He spent sum­mer 2017 on schol­ar­ship at Amer­i­can Bal­let Theatre’s Sum­mer In­ten­sive in Austin, Texas, and sum­mer 2016 in Bal­let Ten­nessee’s Sum­mer In­ten­sive.

Tick­ets for Bal­let Ten­nessee Spring Fes­ti­val of Dance are $20 adults, $18 stu­dents and se­nior adults if pur­chased in ad­vance on Eventbrite.com.

The Cen­ter for Cre­ative Arts box of­fice will open one hour prior to the per­for­mance. Tick­ets pur­chased at the box of­fice are $24 for adults, $22 for stu­dents and se­nior adults.

For more in­for­ma­tion: 423821-2055.

BLAKE BLAMALAM PHOTO

LeRon­nie Ervin will per­form the role of Prince Siegfried, and Odette will be danced by Han­nah Locke in the per­for­mance of “Swan Lake,” Act II.

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