“George Floyd’s life mattered and Black Lives Matter. Guilty verdicts are steps toward justice, but we cannot expect real change without sustained accountability and commitment to meaningful reform. We must continue our work, not just by acknowledging the existence of systemic racism and bias, but by fighting every day to forever eradicate this impediment to health, justice, and equal opportunity for all.” – Renton City Councilmember and candidate for County Council Kim-Khanh Van
Nearly 30 years after it first opened its doors in Auburn, the Evergreen City Ballet (ECB) celebrated the official opening of its newest location at 1300 Bronson Way North in Renton.
On Saturday, Feb. 4, ECB directors, parents and dancers were joined by Mayor Armondo Pavone, City Councilmembers Kim-Khánh Văn and Valerie O’Halloran, the Renton Chamber of Commerce and others for the studio’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“COVID and our re-location had a significant impact on our school enrollment,” said ECB President Brian Wallace. “But I’m happy to report that starting in this building in September , our enrollment has grown by 25 percent. So I’m really excited about our future and to see dance grow in our community.”… Read More