Artistic Director Tyrone Brooks is celebrating his ninth season with the Tallahassee Ballet this year. This milestone comes on the heels of another — Brooks turned 60 this past summer.
“The journey never stops,” remarks Brooks. “You’re constantly learning because your environment changes, your world changes, and the community at large and the culture changes.”
Looking back on his distinguished ballet career, which began at the Dance Theatre of Harlem as a principal dancer, to his role now as an educator and artistic director, he is optimistic for what the future holds for the Tallahassee Ballet.
“We don’t realize the impact one evening has and what goes into making that happen,” reflects Brooks, who says the company is jubilant to be taking the stage at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall after a year and a half hiatus. “We’ve all learned from this pandemic. We don’t take things for granted. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, there is a need and desire for the Tallahassee Ballet to exist.”
The Tallahassee Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” will feature a live orchestra this year, bringing together music and dance for the holiday season. Performances will take place on Dec. 18 and 19, with a special children’s performance on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
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