A DANCE RECITAL THE CORONAVIRUS COULDN'T STOP

MAY 24, 2020

The dances were practiced. The hall was booked. The costumes were ordered.

Everything was all set for the 85 dancers at B’Ella Ballerina Dance Academy north of Center City to perform for family members at the nonprofit’s yearly recital... "and then the Coronavirus Hit.."

https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-dance-recital-philadelphia-bella-ballerina-dance-academy-20200524.html?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

WE THE PEOPLE

Roneisha Smith-Davis is the owner of Bella Ballerina Dance Academy in North Philadelphia. This is her fifth season, and she teaches a variety of dance classes to over 100 students.

https://youtu.be/F7UlYLD4hQg

NORTH PHILLY DANCE TEACHER "BROUGHT THE ARTS TO THE HOOD"

MARCH 14, 2018

Though her students range in age from 2 to 17, some already have a lifetime's worth of experiences to dance out.

Over the five years Smith-Davis has owned Bella Ballerina Dance Academy, several of her students have lost a parent, some from gun violence.

https://www.inquirer.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/bella-ballerina-dance-academy-north-philly-roneisha-smith-davis-we-the-people.html?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

DANCING WITH DAD:

ANNUAL FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE CLASS

MARCH 1, 2017

The packed studio filled with laughter as daughters watched their fathers struggle to keep up with the ballet positions they regularly rehearse in class. An annual event held at B'Ella Ballerina Dance Academy, that all father-like figures look forward to each and every year! 

https://spiritnews.org/articles/dancing-with-dad-bella-ballerina-dance-academy-holds-third-annual-father-daughter-dance-class/

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