Tricia may be the primary face of the Tricia Sloan Dance Center, but anyone who gets to know the company will also get to know the other Sloans—every member of the family is involved. The previous generation, Patti and Jim, opened the school as the Leonardo Dance Studio four decades ago. Their daughter Shannon handles accounts and assists with productions, and even youngest child Tim has a job when he's not dancing professionally and attending college classes: managing the "Nutcracker" box office and Tim's Drinks concession stand. As for Tricia, she's uniquely equipped to teach both good form and expressiveness on stage—she's also an actress who's appeared in The Stepford Wives and on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
Lewis Carroll, The Who, and Edgar Allen Poe have something in common: Christopher Fleming. Their varied catalogs inspired new works from the dancer and choreographer, who has received widespread acclaim for his balletic take on classic stories. He brings that unconventional eye to his eponymous BalletFleming, where he helms seasons featuring world-premiere productions. But while the source material may range from Gothic literature to 1960s rock 'n' roll, the company's mission remains the same: to stage visually striking, emotionally moving dance performances.
Though modern in its amenities, Oriole Park at Camden Yards thoroughly embraces baseball's past. During a tour of the grounds, groups explore the Orioles' dugout, the press level, and even the control room for the scoreboard and JumboTron, all while noting the early 20th-century architectural influences.