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The Jeslyn Performing Arts Center of Huntington is taking part in a new project with the American Ballet Theatre and the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington.

American Ballet Theatre announced “Project Plie” in September 2013 to increase racial and ethnic representation in ballet by combining training and support of ballet students from underrepresented communities with the creation of a nationwide network of partner professional ballet companies committed to diversity. Project Plie also has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of America to introduce children to ballet.

Summer O. Logan, assistant artistic director of Jeslyn Performing Arts Center, is one of four nationally certified teachers in the country who is participating in the first year of Project Plie. Logan is certified in the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum in pre-primary through level five.

Jeslyn Performing Arts Center is currently in its ninth year, and has grown to be an arts space that incorporates classes, workshops and performances. The center offers year-round classes in both traditional and non-traditional performances split into three seasonal sessions. The classes include: ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, African, belly dance, tap, twirling, voice, acting, musical theater, yoga, Pilates, ballroom and Kindermusik classes.

For more information about Jeslyn Performing Arts Center, call 304-697-0602 or visit jeslyn.org.

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