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Angel Carter is a shining student who has been with THEARC since it opened. She became involved with THEARC through her participation with The Washington Ballet’s DanceDC program offered at Malcolm X Elementary, which is actually located in our neighborhood. After seeing great potential in her, Katrina Toews, the Director of The Washington Ballet at THEARC, suggested to her grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Barnwell, that she further her training at THEARC when the campus officially opened.
Since then, Angel has been faithfully attending ballet classes weekly on scholarship to build a technique that landed her a role in the company’s recent production, “The Sleeping Beauty (Suite).” When asked what motivates her to dance, Angel replied, “I like the different techniques.” This certainly shows with her successful track record in dance.
Her grandmother has also been an active parent at THEARC, including as a chaperone for kids to the campus. She also actively volunteers when The Washington Ballet presents student shows. “I just think THEARC is an outstanding opportunity for the kids and I wish even more parents in the neighborhood would take advantage,” she said
The beauty of Angel’s story is that she is also able to attend The Washington Middle School for Girls’ 6th-8th grade division at THEARC, a school she attends on a full scholarship. The Washington Middle School for Girls’ Graduate Support Program will allow her to continue on scholarship at a competitive high school and then she plans to attend a college in the area.
We are very proud of Angel’s accomplishments at THEARC!