Nearly 30 years after it first opened its doors in Auburn, the Evergreen City Ballet (ECB) celebrated the official opening of its newest location at 1300 Bronson Way North in Renton.
On Saturday, Feb. 4, ECB directors, parents and dancers were joined by Mayor Armondo Pavone, City Councilmembers Kim-Khánh Văn and Valerie O’Halloran, the Renton Chamber of Commerce and others for the studio’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“COVID and our re-location had a significant impact on our school enrollment,” said ECB President Brian Wallace. “But I’m happy to report that starting in this building in September , our enrollment has grown by 25 percent. So I’m really excited about our future and to see dance grow in our community.”
For ECB’s 2022-2023 season, the next program will be “Hansel and Gretel” in spring 2023 with original choreography by Jennifer Porter and featuring music by Newport High School Orchestra.