March 08, 2019

ARK, an original contemporary ballet exploring the remarkable Biblical story of Noah’s Ark from the perspective of the animals.  ARK features special guest artists, Patrick Johnson and Walker Wilson on March 8 & 9, 2019 at The DeVos Center for Arts and Worship at Grand Rapids Christian High School.  Expert lighting, set design and creative costumes transform this beloved Bible story into a spectacular theatrical event.

Experience a fresh outlook into a familiar story as the animals are separated from their families, gathered in a strange place and told to board an unknown vessel. A great storm eradicates their world, destroying everything familiar and loved but God reveals Himself in a remARKable way.  “The water reminds us that through Christ we are made new and reflects the love God has for each of us,” describes Co-Director Mary Jo Priest.

ARK is being restaged by Co-Directors Tassia Johnson and Mary Jo Priest utilizing the choreography of Hannah Sullivan, Sarah Powell and Emma Longworth. Tassia and Mary Jo currently teach dance at HIS Dance Academy.  Tassia became a soloist with the acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem and has toured the world performing original works by many notable choreographers. Mary Jo is a graduate of GVSU’s dance program and was a member of local modern dance collective, DITA.  Their unique experiences combine to create a ballet with strong technique and creative choreography that all ages will enjoy. 

Ticket Prices

Adult - $15
Seniors - $12
Students - $10
Group (12 or more ONLY) - $10

HIS Level A & B Ballet students interested in becoming an "extra" in this year's production register HERE




May 09, 2020

At HIS Dance we give every student an opportunity to share the message of Christ! Our year-end May Showcase is based upon our Bible theme of the year where a message is woven throughout the dances. It's more than just another recital!

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September 04, 2018

The Outreach Team are HIS ambassadors regularly going out into the community ministering through dance. Our students are mentored to share their dance training, testimony and prayer with others. Groups are available to dance at special events, churches, schools etc. Please contact us if interested in having dancers perform at your event 616-245-9501


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