Free and open to the public, the open house will feature tours of the new center, master classes, giveaways, refreshments and opportunities to meet Neos co-founders Bobby and Brooke Wesner and DeMarcus Akeem Suggs, Neos’ new director of education and outreach. Check online at neosdancetheatre.org on the ‘Neos in Oberlin’ page for schedule of events
Previously holding similar leadership position with the Victoria Theatre Association and Victory Project in Dayton, as well dancing professionally with the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and others, Suggs will oversee daily operations of the Neos Center for Dance.
Suggs also will help to enhance Neos’ educational outreach programs for schools and civic organizations throughout northern Ohio, especially in the communities of Akron, Cleveland, Findlay, Mansfield and Oberlin where the company frequently performs, teaches and collaborates.
Classes begin Sept. 5 at the Neos Center for Dance, 39 S. Main St., Oberlin. Outreach programs will begin soon after in the Lorain City Schools. Support comes from The Nord Family Foundation.