Members of the Grand Valley dance program, including a new faculty member, are helping Grand Rapids Ballet continue its 50th anniversary celebration with special performances.
Students and faculty member Edgar L. Page, assistant professor of dance, will perform at Grand Rapids Ballet's Summer Dance Festival, which will feature outdoor performances on Aug. 26 and Aug. 27.
“We are excited to present an inclusive and community-centered showcase of the best dance artists and students in Grand Rapids,” said Glenn Del Vecchio, Grand Rapids Ballet executive director. “We are very proud to have been a part of the art and culture of Grand Rapids for the past 50 years and look forward to continuing to serve our region and Michigan into the next 50.”
As the Grand Rapids Ballet sought community partners for the event, the goal was to incorporate various styles of dance and feature artists from across the state, said Jessica Meldrum, marketing director.
"Grand Valley was a natural fit as its dance program presents high-caliber performers and includes the next generation of talent," Meldrum said.