Memphis’ New Ballet Ensemble honored at the White House

Reed said he was very lucky to get a scholarship and five years of free training at the school and says it changed his life.

He believes anyone with a passion for dance can also improve their lives by leaps and bounds.

"The elements or entertainment and arts that I work in full-time now are things that as a child, a low-income child in Memphis, I didn't even know they existed. And now they are my lifeblood," Reed said.

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