Brittainy Newman Visual Journalist Brittainy Newman Visual Journalist

The Gift of Dance

The Gift of Dance

Flower City Ballet school founder Wayne Blatt, 75, passed away after his long fought battle with colon cancer on Nov. 15, 2016. Erika Ruegemer, a dancer, and choreographer worked with Blatt for five years, has now taken his position as a lead instructor. As the Flower City Ballet prepares for its' 11th annual production of The Nutcracker without him, this story focuses on the stress of his death and how it affects the dancers who have worked with him over the years.


Roles in collaboration with Joseph Ressler (www.josephressler.format.com): Videographer, Editor.