ABOUT: TheBBoyBallet is the unification of dance in its entirety. We strive to portray dance in its full form without any inhibitions. We focuse on site-specific works to enforce the notion that dance is everywhere. With each engagement, TheBBoyBallet work to challenge preconceived notions of dance, offering audiences an opportunity to broaden their interpretation of movement as a raw form of expression. TheBBoyBallet was founded upon a shared interest for collaborative art. Our vision is to create, perform, and teach movement that is physically innovative, emotionally dynamic, and inspiring to people of all ages and backgrounds. Inclusion is central to the mission of the company. We seek to promote dance through performances, workshops, and local residencies within our communities. By going “Beyond the Juxtaposition” with our work, TheBBoyBallet strives to make diverse movement more prominent within society. The company seek opportunities that provide substantial growth for all ages and abilities. We aim to spread this concept in such a way that it will inspire individuals to challenge the barriers within themselves and others, creating a more connected community one by one.
WHY CONTRIBUTE: To be straight forward, greensboro does not need another dance studio, offering the same classes every other studio offers. We've noticed that many of our Greensboro native dancers move away from NC in order to get professional training in order to "make it" in the industry. Our goal is to provide high quality & professional training for the commercial/industry dancer. That way we can keep our talent in NC, as a result, we'll enrich our community and the art scene in our city at the same time.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION: We are one of the only dance companies that are not a nonprofit, so we truly deeply in the public for our survival. We will be starting from scratch and the center we have in mind needs a lot of work but it's perfect for our clientele. Below is a short list of what your contributions will go to.
- Studio Renovations - Computer Check-In System - Residential & Guest Teacher Salary - Mirrors - Flooring - Lighting - Sound System - Insurance - Taxes & Fees
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Adjunct Professor of Dance at Salem College, Dom-Sebastian is a Hip-Hop & Contemporary Fusion Artist trained in various degrees of StreetDance, social grooves, and contemporary dance techniques. He's battled amongst B-Boys, shot commercials for Samsung and NatGeo, done blogs for Verizon, and is apart of an elite dance community known as the Red Bull Beat Riders. Dom-Sebastian has taught in multiple teaching settings for universities, local studios, and community workshops for organizations like the NC Folk Festival, GCS Dance Day, and Greensboro Downtown Parks. He was the first Hip-Hop Dance Instructor to teach at ADF's Studios and has completed training with the National Dance Institute (founded by New York City Ballet principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise). Dom-Sebastian is a Teaching Artist with the nonprofit group, North Carolina Arts In Action. He works with Guilford County Schools in Greensboro, NC as an Arts Integrated Facilitator where he uses dance as a learning tool to assist elementary teachers in Title 1 schools. He is trained in multiple forms of improvisation techniques and is by far the most decorated dance instructor in the triad. On top of studio teaching, Dom-Sebastian works with local stores to produce social media content to promote their businesses.