Broaden Your Horizons...
Of Moving Colors Productions is hosting the seventh annual
Byrde's Dancers Scholarship Luncheon, an effort that
brings life-changing arts opportunities to children of all backgrounds.
Each year, OMC presents Kick It Out, a community outreach project
that involves children from all around our city. This lengthy program provides a unique opportunity for children to learn under professional dancers in a series of educational dance classes, and ultimately perform beside them in a live production.
Around half of these children are only able to participate in Kick It Out
through the assistance of scholarships. A handful of those students
receive full scholarships; these are the Byrde's Scholars. The Byrde's Scholarships offer a complete experience that awards children with classes, costumes, dance shoes, photos and videos of the performance, as well as tickets for each family to Kick It Out.
The Byrde's Scholarship is named in honor of the mother of our scholarship's founding benefactor, Susan Lipsey.
Meet some of the previous Byrde's Dancers!
was13 years old and in the 8th grade, attending Caneview K-8. Jaylynn's favorite things are fall, fashion, fitness, dancing, and reading. She wanted to be a fashion designer and a professional dancer when she older. This was Jaylynn's 7th year dancing with Kick It Out Productions. During the year she participated, Jaylynn was a part of Kick It Out's Protégé class!
was 9 years old and was in the 4th grade at Trinity Episcopal Day School. Solei loved 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 was so important to her. The year she participated she crossed over from Brownies to Juniors. Solei was proud to be participating in Kick It Out for the second year this season.
was a thirteen-year-old seventh-grader who attended 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. The year she participated, Lauriel was a part of Kick It Out's Protégé class.
was a very fun & outgoing 7-year-old second-grader at Wildwood Elementary. He has a younger brother whom he loves to play with. He also enjoyed drawing, singing, and dancing. He was in the talented theatre program and finished a semester of beginners ballet at Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre. This was King's first year participating in Kick It Out.