12:00 pm



MADELINE ELLIS traversed challenges and change to craft a living with her jewelry company Mimosa Handcrafted

RENITA WILLIAMS THOMAS guided In Loving Arms into a season of growth that will expand vital services to medically-fragile children. 

Join us to hear about how these two women in our community took risks to pursue dreams and

realize success in their respective industries.

Guest Speakers

    Spread your wings... 

Of Moving Colors Productions is pleased to invite you to the fourth annual Byrde's Dancers Scholarship Luncheon, an effort that brings life-changing arts opportunities to children.


Each year, OMC presents Kick It Out, a community outreach project that involves 75-100 children from around the city. The project is a large one, encompassing four months of dance classes, learning under professional dancers, and performing alongside  them around the community.  Around half of these children are only able to participate in Kick It Out through the assistance of scholarships.


OMC is thrilled this year to announce a very special edition of Kick It Out that will continue to give children of all backgrounds the opportunity to experience the joy of dancing and performing and extend the reach of this program further than ever before.  We hope you will join us in cultivating the Byrde’s Dancers Scholarship Fund, as we endeavor to bring this incredible opportunity to as many families as possible in 2021.

Jessica Warner, Chair

Rosalind Auzenne

Mitzi Barber 

Luncheon Committee

Naomi Bush

Wendy Daniels

Heather Sewell Day

Sherri LeBas

Sherry McKinley

Bettsie Miller

Chancelier "Xero" Skidmore

Roxi Victorian

Mary Ann Yeargain

Meet some of Byrde's Dancers!

Jaylynn Netter

is13 years old and in the 8th grade, she attends Caneview K-8. Jaylynn favorite things are fall, fashion, fitness, dancing, and reading. She wants to be a fashion designer and a professional dancer when she older. This was Jaylynn's 7th year dancing with Kick It Out Productions. This year, Jaylynn was a part of Kick It Out's Protégé class!

Solei Linton

is 9 years old and is in the 4th grade at Trinity Episcopal Day School.  Solei also loves playing with her friends & games such as Robux, Pokémon, and collecting all types of LOL dolls & Shopkins. Solei loves her community & giving back which is why her Girl Scout membership is so important to her. This year she crossed over from Brownies to Juniors. Solei was proud to be participating in Kick It Out for the second year this season.

Lauriel Tolbert

is a thirteen-year-old seventh-grader who attends Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School. Lauriel has performed in BRBT’s Nutcracker and the EBR Fine Arts’ Benefit Concert: “A Night of Broadway with special guest, Jennifer Holliday”. Not only does she have a passion for dance and theatre, but she also loves family, friends, and fashion. This was her second year performing with Kick It Out. This year, Lauriel was a part of Kick It Out's Protégé class. 

King Vessel

is a very fun & outgoing 7-year-old second-grader at Wildwood Elementary. He has a 1-year-old brother whom he loves to play with. He also enjoys drawing, singing, and dancing. He is currently in the talented theatre program and recently finished a semester of beginners ballet at Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre. This was King's first year participating in Kick It Out. 




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