Commercial Appeal: New Ballet Ensemble returns to stage in one of the first live performances at Levitt Shell

May 7th, 2021

New Ballet Ensemble returns to stage in one of the first live performances at Levitt Shell -Joe Rondone / Commercial Appeal

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At the New Ballet Ensemble & School, Reed is choreographing a dance routine for some of their principal dancers. It is the school that first taught him ballet.

In one of the first live performances at the Levitt Shell since early 2020, the school was able to perform for a crowd. Reed was able to see his work return to the stage, feel his hometown crowd, and grasp back some of the normalcy that had been lost since he left New York.

“It’s got a lot of pride in it,” said Reed about his choreographed set. “It’s got a lot of picking one’s self up. It’s trying to feel good about where we are headed because we know where we’ve been.”

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