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June 1, 2010

Little Ricky's Dance Troupe Twirls for Jesus

Keith Thibodeaux, who played the son on 'I Love Lucy,' leads Ballet Magnificat! with wife


Ballet Magnificat!, arguably the world's premier Christian ballet company, is gearing up to celebrate its 25th year with a former child TV star and his wife at the fore.

Keith Thibodeaux, who played Little Ricky on TV's I Love Lucy, and wife Kathy, a professional ballerina, formed Ballet Magnificat! in 1986. Keith had long been a drummer for David and the Giants, a Christian rock band; Kathy had come to Christ at one of their shows.

Today, Keith is the ballet company's executive director, while Kathy is its artistic director. Ballet Magnificat! was recently featured in an excellent story in the Washington Post-.