To help kick off his year’s Art at Work Month, MLKBallet (mlkballet.org) will perform the second installment in its series of dance programs entitled “Move!” If you missed the first one, here’s that second chance life doesn’t often provide. But performance is only part of what this new company is about. Sometime early in 2007, when renovations are complete at MLK’s home, an historic church in Hilltop, a school will open its doors. The tuition-free program will be a unique addition to Tacoma’s established dance culture. “We accept all body types, all ages and all skill levels,” says company co-founder Alexa Folsom-Hill, a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University. “Dance should be — and can be — accessible to everyone, students and audience members.” Everyone interested is invited to participate, but co- founders Kate Monthy (also a PLU alumna, shown below) and Amy Kostelecky-Roe caution that they have rather high expectations for their students. Don’t plan to be dropping in and out. Get serious and move. Attendance is required.
Photo by Chris Tumbusch