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 third 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 2020.

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!

Emilee Dabney

is 8 years old and attends Basis Charter School. She has two older sisters, Elisha and McKenzie, and two younger brothers, Chad Jr. and Chance. Emilee loves reading books and dance. Emilee has participated in Kick It Out for four years.

Major Matassa

is 11 years old just completed fifth grade at BRCVPA. He loves to dance, act and sing. Major also loves to sew. This past January was Major’s third time to perform in Kick it Out and it is one of his favorite things to do!

Karenna Mitchell

is 17 years old and recently graduated from Baton Rouge Magnet High School. She has been dancing for six years and did not begin classical dance training until she was 14 years old. In her spare time, Karenna enjoys singing, dancing, and crocheting.