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METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to PRESENT “THE COMPANY PROJECT” GALA, Sun., Oct. 11 | Arts & Culture

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METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to PRESENT “THE COMPANY PROJECT” GALA, Sun., Oct. 11
METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to PRESENT “THE COMPANY PROJECT” GALA, Sun., Oct. 11

On Sun., Oct. 11, Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Lorton and Alexandria, Va. will debut “The Company Project,’ featuring innovative choreography by MSA faculty and renowned guest artists including Ginger Cox, Derek Mitchell and Michelle Dorrance, performed by MSA’s four pre-professional dance companies - iMpulse Youth Jazz Dance Company, Metropolitan Youth Ballet, Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble and iLL-Matik Youth Hip Hop Company. The gala will be at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale, Va., with tickets at $35 per person and $50 per couple. For tickets, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

The MSA program will celebrate many facets of "inspiration" in art and dance from classical origins to modern urban styles and present some of the area's most talented youth dancers in ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop.

As a 501(c)3, MSA tickets sales and donations help support the growth of MSA’s performing arts programs with scholarships, Next Stage development, MSA academy supplies and MSA’s campus expansion. MSA is committed to encouraging and strengthening arts’ education awareness in schools. All donations are tax-deductible.

“Our annual gala showcases the best of MSA…from our talented staff and world-class guest instructors to our inspirational and artistic student performances,” said Melissa Dobbs, president of Metropolitan School of the Arts in Lorton and Alexandria, Va. “We appreciate the continued support of our community that allows us the opportunity to nurture an outstanding arts program.”

ABOUT METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (MSA):
Lorton, Va.-based, Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) is the first Washington, D.C. area, private, secondary performing arts school, established as a 501(c)3 and founded in 2013 by Melissa Dobbs. The MSA performing arts studios in Alexandria and Lorton, Va. have taught dance, music and theater to more than 10,000 students since 2001. Noted for its world-class instructors, MSA offers high quality performing arts training in a ground breaking, holistic learning environment that cultivates creativity, builds community and empowers students. The organization was featured in Dance Teacher magazine, FOX 5 Morning News, Good Day DC, WUSA9, Northern Virginia Magazine, Washington Business Journal and Washington Families magazine. Many students from MSA studios go on to perform in prestigious arenas including Broadway, National Tours, The Julliard School, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Washington Ballet, The American Academy of Ballet, Universal Ballet Academy, The Kirov Ballet, The Hartt School, Marymount University (New York), Ford’s Theater and Mark Morris Dance Company. MSA offers a performing arts school, two performing arts studios, a youth tap ensemble, a youth ballet, a jazz company, community theatre program, as well as MetroClub and MetroRide, as part of their arts-focused, after-school program. Call 703.339.0444 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org, Facebook or Twitter.

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