Minds in Motion News

Minds In Motion Team XXL works with guest instructor Chris Burnside

September 10th, 2013

On the first day of Team XXL, our 5th through 8th graders met with a special guest instructor, Chris Burnside. Chris Burnside began his dance training in Richmond, Virginia with Frances Wessells. As a dancer, he was a member of the Bella Lewitzky Dance Company in Los Angeles and performed with Tim Miller, John Bernd, Jane comfort, and Johanna Boyce in New York City. He has a BFA in Communication Arts and Design and an MM in Dance. His choreography has been presented around the country to acclaim and in…
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Minds In Motion Team XXL performed at RVA Fireworks on the James

July 9th, 2013

Richmond Ballet Minds In Motion Team XXL performed at the third annual RVA Fireworks on the James with SPARC and the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra. This FREE performance took place on Brown’s Island and was generously sponsored by Dominion and MeadWestvaco. Thanks again for coming to watch the performance, RVA!   Photos provided by Ryan Ripperton.


May 31st, 2013

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA-  Hot on the heels of Charlottesville’s 250th Anniversary, Minds In Motion students presented Celebrate Charlottesville! All fourth graders from the six Charlottesville City Elementary schools jumped into the history of their city. They returned to the time of the Monocan Indians, hunting along the Rivanna River. The first grid of the city was laid out in the same place as today’s famous Downtown Mall. Of course Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe made an appearance. They celebrated their love of learning at the University of Virginia. And…
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Martinsville Minds In Motion Once Upon A Time

February 3rd, 2013

Tony Crawford MIM Production Team

Minds In Motion students in the Martinsville area program are working hard in class to prepare for the upcoming culminating performance ONCE UPON A DANCE at Martinsville High School on Thursday, February 28, 2013. This production will be the first Minds In Motion performance this season! At Richmond Ballet, Tony Crawford, the Minds In Motion Production Coordinator, is busy creating props for Martinsville’s ONCE UPON A DANCE. In this photo, he is painting the elusive Pandora’s Box for the production. We can’t wait to see how Pandora’s Box comes together…
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Minds In Motion Team XXL Hopewell, VA Car Giveaway

September 24th, 2012

Team XXL Car Giveaway

TEAM XXL helps to give away a car! Minds In Motion TEAM XXL performed in Hopewell, VA on Saturday, September 22, 2012 as part of the Hooray for Hopewell Celebration. Dr. Cliff Morris sponsored this first TEAM XXL performance of the season! TEAM XXL enthusiastically danced Dr. Morris onto stage for a special presentation. Dr. Morris called Mr. Parham, one of his heart patients onto stage to share his story of recovery. Mr. Parham spoke about how giving help to a neighbor, vegetables from his garden, or a smile to…
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