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Applause Board 2023

Applause Board 2023

The Atlanta dance community demonstrated their capacity for resilience and persevered by creating meaningful work and achieving milestones both career and personal.

Shoccara Marcus and Tamara Irving shine a light on Black pioneers in the dance industry

Shoccara Marcus and Tamara Irving shine a light on Black pioneers in the dance industry

From instructing in North Carolina to opening her own dance education company, Cassandra Springs has over 20 years of dance training and professional theater, film and competitive experience; fusing her passion for teaching and mentorship into the evolution of her dreams. 

Karl Drake propels Irish dance into uncharted waters, both near and far

Karl Drake propels Irish dance into uncharted waters, both near and far

At the age of 17, Dublin native Karl Drake immigrated to New York in pursuit of the emblematic American dream. Although Drake’s plans of opening up his own dance studio did not come to fruition during those early years in New York, several decades later, Drake has built his legacy as one of the leading names in Irish dance education across the globe.

Since the establishment of the Drake School of Irish Dance here over 30 years ago, the city of Atlanta has played an integral role in Drake’s story and has stepped into the spotlight for its historic contributions to the expansion of Irish dance throughout the South.

Zachary Todd combines his experience in dance and design to support emerging Atlanta artists

Zachary Todd combines his experience in dance and design to support emerging Atlanta artists

November 19, 2021Volume 3 Issue 1By: Porter Grubbs Zachary Todd has sustained a presence in the Atlanta dance scene for over a decade. Since moving here in 2010, he has shared his expertise as a performer with many different artists […]

Topping Off Ceremony Held for Moving In The Spirit at Edgewood/Candler Park Station

Pictured: Moving in the Spirit staff, students, board members, and campaign committee.Pictured: Moving in the Spirit staff, students, board members, and campaign committee.

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Moving in the Spirit gathered with project partners from MARTA, Columbia Ventures, and Perkins+Will to celebrate as the final steel beam was placed on the framework of the nonprofit’s new facility, A Space to Soar, at Edgewood/Candler Park Station.

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