“Step into a world where culture, history, and art intertwine in perfect harmony. Join us for ‘Deep Roots,’ a mesmerizing showcase presented by the Wilmington Ballet at the historic Milton Theatre.
Prepare to be transported on a journey that celebrates the rich tapestry of African-American arts and culture. Through graceful dance, powerful storytelling, and breathtaking performances, ‘Deep Roots’ pays homage to the resilience, creativity, and contributions of African Americans throughout history.
Jonathan Whitney”s artist and musician collective Celebration of Black Joy will headline, and feature Jonathan Whitney, Nadjah Nicole, Jea Street, and Kim “Metaphor” Graham. A new work by Artistic & Executive Director Benjamin Sterling Cannon will be premier, as well as works by Pieces of a Dream Dance Theater’s Ashley SK Davis, and M. Amber Spivey’s and I AM Art in Motion.
Founded in 1956 by Madame Helene Antonova, and James M. Jamieson as the Academy of the Dance, the Wilmington Ballet / Academy of the Dance has promoted excellence in dance training, for over half a century. The Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance faculty provides exceptional dance education to students of all ages. Academy of the Dance students have progressed to careers with American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, New York City Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Stuttgart Ballet, Washington Ballet, Boston Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theater (now Charlotte Ballet), Regional Theater, Broadway, National / International Tours, Film and TV. Since 1967, the annual performance of The Nutcracker at the Playhouse on Rodney Square in the historic Hotel duPont has provided our students the opportunity to perform with world- class professional artists and a live orchestra. Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance is located in the Trolley Square Neighborhood at 1709 Gilpin Avenue.
Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing superior arts education to foster discipline, self-actualization, and confidence for the enrichment of communities in the state of Delaware, and surrounding regional areas. Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance welcomes everyone regardless of training, race, age, gender or orientation.