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Boston Arts Academy Dance Department's 25 Year Anniversary Springfest

Celebrate 25 years of dance excellence at the Boston Arts Academy 25th Anniversary Springfest show! 

Boston Arts Academy’s Dance Department is excited to celebrate its 25-year commitment to dance education and provide Boston Public School students with life-changing dance training and artistic opportunities. Springfest 2025 is an inspiring display of how BAA creates the next generation of dancers. The show features students and alums performing the choreography of BAA faculty and guest artists, including BAA alumni Demetrius Burns of Ronald K Brown Evidence and Joe Gonzalez of Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Also included are excerpts from featured past works by Kirven Douthit-Boyd class of ‘02’, BAA’s founding Artistic Dean Fernadina Chan, and Heather Stewart of Little House Dance.

Throughout its 25-year history, BAA Dance Department has been a distinguished group that fosters exceptional talent from the Boston youth. The Department has developed partnerships with numerous premiere arts and dance organizations, many of which will play a role in the show’s pieces. Our alums have gone on to perform with world-renowned dance companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dallas Black Dance, Ronald K. Brown Evidence, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Sarasota Ballet, and StaatsTheater Nuremberg. BAA dancers participated in the commercial dance world. They toured with major artists such as Hayley Kiyoko, Kendrick Lamar, and Lil Nas X. So You Think You Can Dance winner and alum Russel Ferguson, who mentored our dancers throughout rehearsing. This collaboration is one way we connect the past to our future performers. 

We celebrate this milestone in our new state-of-the-art Boston Arts Academy Theater in the newly named Elma Lewis Building on May 20th, 3 PM and 7 PM. Featured before each performance will be a collection of unique dance installations that reflect different elements of the dance curriculum. The talent is a diverse group of student artists committed to dance in all aspects of their life. BAA’s youth channels an emotional connection to the dances performed; they will tell their stories without words. Their goal is to inspire others and create a unique experience for each audience member with the dedication of our students and celebrate the alums who helped keep the practice alive. 

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