On April 28,29, and 30,2017, OhioDance, the state-wide dance network organization, will co-sponsor its regional festival with BalletMet Columbus. There are many classes, workshops, discussions and performances over the three days. The Sessions will be held at the studios and performance space at BalletMet, 322 Mt. Vernon Ave, Columbus, OH. Festival is inherently creative as the brightest talents in dance converge on Columbus to share new ideas and innovations in the field of dance. Nationally recognized Alexis Willson, will serve as a guest artist, she will be the guest speaker and teach a master class combining her ballet and musical theater background. As a professional dancer she has performed classically and commercially all over the world. Alexis earned her B.F.A. in drama from the prestigious Carnegie-Mellon University. After retiring from dancing, she acted in commercials and later became a casting associate. Alexis has written and published poetry, a full length musical, made contributions to a variety of published works, and self-published her recent memoir, Not So Black and White. Alexis is an uplifting, witty, articulate, insightful speaker who challenges and delights every audience.