Artist Statement

City Gate Dance Theater (CGDT) will present “DREAMERS; Mothers of Sons”, a One Act contemporary ballet with Art on the Atlanta Beltline. This work, presented in its entirety, addresses the social issue of violence against men of color in America and the effect it has on their families and communities. With the presence of COVID-19, CGDT will explore the inclusion of multi-media and film to capture the moments that best describe how the loss of these lives has completely changed the livelihood of black families in America.



Artist Bio

Atlanta native Jennifer Davis began her dance training at a local dance school in Decatur before receiving scholarships to both The Atlanta Ballet and The Alvin Ailey School. She received her BFA in Dance from The Florida State University and was blessed to work under Suzanne Farrell (NYC Ballet), Jawole Zollar (Urban Bush Women), and Anjali Austin (DTH). She has performed classical and contemporary work as a soloist with The Universal Circus, Dance Iquail (NY), Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theater (FL), Urban Ballet Theater (NY), or Ballethnic Dance Company (GA). She was selected as a School of American Ballet Teaching Fellow in 2017 and was voted as Voyage ATL’s “Secret Treasures”. Jennifer is an instructor at Sugarloaf Performing Arts and resides as the Executive / Artistic Director of City Gate Dance Theater where she searches for opportunities to bring to light thought provoking stories through movement.