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Abilities Dance Boston artistic director Ellice Patterson creates dance classes for Our Space Our Place in Roxbury, Massachusetts, an afterschool program for blind children, where students perform original pieces and end the season with a recital. Patterson, who integrates her walker into her dances, wanted to join a professional company. “I decided that if there was not an institution for me and run by people like me then I would create it. Abilities Dance -Boston was born.” Company dancer Louisa Mann is teaching the class remotely from New York this year.