As the last dancer left rehearsal for the day, the front door clicked shut. The studio stood quiet and empty.
During a rare pause in her day, Beth Barry —donning a black blazer over a white Joni Mitchell T-shirt — reclined in her chair. Plastered across every free space of her office walls are photographs of smiling high school students and girls in fluffy white tutus.
It’s a photographic memoir documenting 32 years of teaching and hundreds of ballet students taught.
On Saturday, Barry, artistic director and owner of Allegro School of Dance, will unveil the next chapter in her story with the presentation of “Storytellers,” her 60th original ballet and 27th November performance.
Dancers from the Allegro School of Dance rehearse for the upcoming “Storytellers” ballet choreographed by Beth Barry, owner of the Helena ballet studio.
THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record
Featuring music from Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Elton John, Dolly Parton and more, “Storytellers” is a celebration of some of music’s greatest storytellers. It takes the stage at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Helena Middle School