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Photos: Ballet troupe's Batson visit is en pointe

Published on Thursday, April 12, 2018

Tutu-clad dancers from the Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet wowed Batson Children’s Hospital patients as well as staff members and caregivers with performances and dance lessons Wednesday in the hospital lobby. The Madison-based company includes dancers from around the Jackson metro area.

Mattie Grace Morris of Brandon performs for Batson Children's Hospital patients and staff. She was among Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet troupe members to give lessons to patients during a learning lab.
Mattie Grace Morris of Brandon performs for Batson Children's Hospital patients and staff. She was among Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet troupe members to give lessons to patients during a learning lab.

 

Children's of Mississippi patient Victoria Wilcher of Crystal Springs practices her ballet moves in a dance lesson at the Batson Children's Hospital lobby.
Children's of Mississippi patient Victoria Wilcher of Crystal Springs practices her ballet moves in a dance lesson at the Batson Children's Hospital lobby.

 

Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet dancer Taylor Binkley of Brandon is captured mid-pirouette. Hospital school and child life staff are working to add performing arts to learning programs at Batson.
Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet dancer Taylor Binkley of Brandon is captured mid-pirouette. Hospital school and child life staff are working to add performing arts to learning programs at Batson.

 

isiting Batson Children's Hospital, Taylor Carr of McComb smiles with Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet dancers, from left, Mattie Grace Morris of Brandon, Abigail McCaughan of Ridgeland, Josie Nasekos of Clinton and Taylor Binkley of Brandon.
Visiting Batson Children's Hospital, Taylor Carr of McComb smiles with Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet dancers, from left, Mattie Grace Morris of Brandon, Abigail McCaughan of Ridgeland, Josie Nasekos of Clinton and Taylor Binkley of Brandon.

 

Heather Rayner of Brandon and daughter Juliana Sullivan, a Batson Children's Hospital patient, snap cell phone photos during the Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet's visit.
Heather Rayner of Brandon and daughter Juliana Sullivan, a Batson Children's Hospital patient, snap cell phone photos during the Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet's visit.

 

Josie Nasekos of Clinton leaps during a performance for Batson Children's Hospital patients. Dance, music and art are part of learning labs in the hospital school.
Josie Nasekos of Clinton leaps during a performance for Batson Children's Hospital patients. Dance, music and art are part of learning labs in the hospital school.

 

Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet dancers, from left, Mattie Grace Morris, Abigail McCaughan and Josie Nasekos demonstrate ballet positions in a learning lab at Batson.
Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet dancers, from left, Mattie Grace Morris, Abigail McCaughan and Josie Nasekos demonstrate ballet positions in a learning lab at Batson.

 

From left, Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet dancers Taylor Binkley and Mattie Grace Morris demonstrate the second position in a ballet learning lab.
From left, Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet dancers Taylor Binkley and Mattie Grace Morris demonstrate the second position in a ballet learning lab.