• To provide the finest professional dance training that fosters creative expression and artistic excellence.
  • To empower underserved, disadvantaged, at-risk youth with leadership skills, strong values, help them be positive role models in their community and successful citizens.
  • To excite, inspire, stimulate and engage audiences with world class performances.


Modernicity Dance Company was founded in 2009 by Cornelia Virella to provide a creative outlet for underserved, disadvantaged, at-risk youth in metro Atlanta, Georgia who would not otherwise be exposed to the beauty and discipline of ballet , jazz, lyrical and contemporary dance as an artform. Through the rigors and discipline of dance studies, they learn important skills of team-building, self-discipline, self-esteem development, healthy lifestyle habits, accountability and building up their communities in positive ways.

Modernicity Dance Company is the resident dance company at Rhythm Elements Dance Studio. Since its formation, Modernicity has been steadily gaining a reputation for creating elegant combinations of classical steps that's boldly brought forward into the 21st century. The choreography is not only beautiful to watch, but exciting for dancers to perform.

The company consist of junior and senior members ages ten to young adult. Auditions are open to intermediate and advanced dancers and are held annually.

Company members have an opportunity to expand their training by working on new and innovative ballet shows that push creative boundaries that touch, move and inspire performers and audiences alike.

Under the professional guidance of our artistic staff, young dancers receive expert training in classical ballet that builds a solid dance foundation. Company members are provided exciting opportunities to perform on a variety of stages.

Modernicity was commissioned to choreograph work for stage and film.


Donations from individuals like you play an important role in allowing us to thrive and make the performing arts accessible to disadvantaged, deserving youth.

Modernicity Dance Company is fiscally sponsored under the auspice of a a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible. All donation amounts are welcomed. To donate, please send your check or U.S. Postal Money Order payable to Rhythm Elements Dance Studio.

Mail to:

Rhythm Elements Dance Studio

2124 Main Street

Porterdale, GA 30014

Thank you kindly for your support!