Beautiful in blue jeans

Appalachian Ballet company teams with Robinella for fall performance

It all came across as pure as milk and honey. The melodic voice of RobinElla surrounded and enveloped the graceful movements of the Appalachian Ballet dancers in such a way that the audience agreed the marriage was meant to be.

For their season-opening performance, Blue Jeans and Ballet, the Appalachian Ballet Company senior dancers performed on the grass at Maryville College while RobinElla sang her songs in the background.

Amy Moore Morton, artistic director and head of the Appalachian Ballet Company, choreographed the dances to RobinElla’s songs. The dancers performed barefooted and in blue jeans. RobinElla’s smooth voice carried along the night air until the audience was carried away with the experience. Even the singer was taken with the fit, remarking after the performance that perhaps the dancers should all go on tour with her.

Next up for Appalachian Ballet is The Nutcracker, which will be Nov. 29-30 for school performances, and Dec. 1-2 for pubic shows at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. For ticket information, visit or call the studio at 865-982-8463 or Tickets Unlimited at 865-656-4444. Tickets go on sale Nov. 5.

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