In the heart of East Austin, we united at a local adult-crafting studio for an invigorating performance by three-time Austin Band of the Year, Riders Against the Storm (RAS) to benefit Ballet Afrique. RAS electrified the audience with their powerful stage energy and passion for self-expression. The session showcased the rhythmic vibes of hip-hop music with the beauty of contemporary ballet.

The Story Behind the Session


Ballet Afrique contemporary dance is a professional dance company comprised of talented and passionate artists. The company employs a synthesis of ballet and modern and African movement to articulate the human condition and spirit through the unbounded art form of dance. Ballet Afrique’s contemporary dance style depicts the energy and grace inherent in Black cultures and uses the cultural significance of the music as the driving forces behind the company’s movement.