Weʼre raising £25,000 to support and mentor artists in dance & performing arts to gain opportunities that will enable them to shape their artistic future.
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Thea Barnes dedicated her life to the art of Dance. She graced audiences internationally with her bold, strong, yet gentle presence. To keep her legacy alive, the "Thea Barnes Legacy Fund” has been set up to support the work of current and future artists in dance and performing arts. By funding and mentoring these artists we believe that we will be creating opportunities for them to contribute to keeping the industry vibrant, diverse, innovative and inspiring for future generations to come. Thea taught and transferred her knowledge to assist others in gaining from their own learning experience. One of these artists is Duane Cyrus, who highlighted the importance of giving to others, he expressed how he "learned from [Thea] that being an artist is not about what you can get––it is about giving to others.
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Oct 28, 2019
Thea Barnes Forever.
Oct 3, 2019
Such an amazing woman with an undeniable passion and love for her craft! Inspired and taught me so much growing up
Antz, Michael & Jill
Sep 12, 2019
In honor of the LION KING RHINO TOUR opening night tonight in Bristol!
Sep 11, 2019
Sep 4, 2019
Where the journey may lead you.
Aug 23, 2019
In appreciation of Thea Barnes and her mentorship
Aug 21, 2019
What a legacy left to so many. May she rest eternal peace.
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Thea Banes Legacy Fund
Thea Nerissa Barnes was a disciplined, physically and emotionally expressive dancer who performed with the historic Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. She later became a principal dancer and soloist for the legendary Martha Graham Dance Company. http://bit.ly/HOTFOOTSpring19Thea