Hip-hop and ballet unite in Remove the Ego

Thursday July 26, 2012 10:10 am EDT


  • Stephanie Cottle
  • ON POINT: Hip-hop choreographer Codie Wiggins takes a look at the opening ballet segment of the new dance show "Remove the Ego."

For a long time, Stephanie Cottle wanted to see a show in Atlanta that mixed together the different styles of dance she loved—hip-hop, ballet, contemporary—with live music. After a while it became clear that if she wanted to see it, she would probably have to make it herself. "I kept talking to my friend about this idea," she says, "and finally she just said, 'Well, why don't you do it?'"

Though Cottle is the daughter of a professional ballet dancer, her parents run a dance school, and she grew up performing, she'd never produced a show before. She started with friends, enlisting the help of two choreographers, Rachel Truitt of Phase 1 Contemporary Dance for the contemporary movement and ballet and Codie Wiggins for the hip-hop elements.

More By This Writer

Classical arrivals Article

A 2000-2001 season preview
Saturday August 26, 2000 12:04 am EDT

11 Things to love about 11.11.11 Article

Step right up to the Lucky Penny's Spectacular! Spectacular! art extravaganza
Monday November 7, 2011 07:00 am EST

The Lucky Penny crosses a new Threshold with its latest production Article

Dance company partners with architects Mack Scogin Merrill Elam and 50,000 square feet of paper products to build lifesize cardboard house
Tuesday August 14, 2012 04:07 pm EDT

Hamlet vs. Tosca Article

Two of the best characters in the history of theater go head to head this month in Atlanta
Thursday October 3, 2013 04:00 am EDT

Sumptuary makes art out of tax on sin Article

Mike Stasny and Maggie Ginestra are orchestrate a perfect storm of restaurant, bar, and art gallery
Monday March 17, 2014 11:00 am EDT
Search for more by Andrew Alexander