The BROWN BALLERINA MOVEMENT is the brainchild of Chassidy Jade, CEO and founder of Crown Me Royal Labs. It's foundation - a short film entitled BROWN BALLERINA is the dynamic movie and epicenter of Jade's creative vision.
The filmmaker's mission is to defy stereotypes one plié at a time! Touching on issues of race, politics and social class BROWN BALLERINA explores the full spectrum of ballet, giving viewers a glimpse into a world that before now was inaccessible.
The filmmaker believes that viewers will be inspired by the story's universal messages of self-love and power found in defining one's personal path. More than a movie, BROWN BALLERINA is a movement, with a fast growing national fan base.
The film's lead, Maryann Payne brings BROWN BALLERINA to life. With over a decade
of experience, the dancer and actress received her primary training at Lulu Ballet in Los
Angeles as well as Boynton Beach's Southern Dance Theatre. Payne went on to attend
Dreyfoos School of the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach as well as the New World School of the Arts in Miami Beach. Years of dedication translated into irrefutable skill, earning the ballerina a scholarship to the Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive Program. Payne has also trained at the iconic Dance Theatre of Harlem and has been a featured dancer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
By the age of 3, BROWN BALLERINA'S lead choreographer, Shanna Woods was already in love with dance. She has trained with the Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive Program and danced with Chicago's Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre. Currently a principle dancer at Cleo Park Dance Theatre in Denver, Woods credits dance with allowing her to see the world. She has performed in New York, New Zealand and countless places in between.
Filmmaker, Chassidy Jade believes that in addition to inspiring audiences to remain both physically and mentally fit, the BROWN BALLERINA MOVEMENT will encourage its followers to embrace their authentic selves. To quote Jade, "We're taught to relate, not to think for ourselves so that it's easy to find comfort in boxes that fit a specific character. Once you step outside that character, you become human."
The BROWN BALLERINA red carpet film premieres on Sunday, July 20th at the Little Haiti Cultural Arts Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL. at Miami 6:00PM. Attendees of The Brown Ballerina Red Carpet will be treated to a world premiere of the film, live entertainment, signature cocktails, gourmet tapas and exclusive Brown Ballerina Swag!
Brown Ballerina Human Interest:
WHAT: Brown Ballerina Movie Premiere
WHEN: , July 20th 2014
WHERE: The Little Haiti Cultural Arts Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL.
Watch the Trailer here: Brown Ballerina Teaser
Tune into Chassidy's Interview on "TSMS Radio"
Thursday, July 17th at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT!