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.."
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.
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.
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!