For dancer Antonio Douthit-Boyd, the time has come to return the favor.
At 16, the beat of a drum lured him off the street and into a Washington Avenue dance class, where he was soon taken in as a disadvantaged prodigy. It changed his life.
Now, he and his dancer husband, Kirven Douthit-Boyd, are coming home to instruct and nurture a new generation.
“I hope that Kirven and I can do for other students what they did for me,” Antonio Douthit-Boyd said.