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CINCINNATI BALLET- Seeking Male dancer 6-ft. or taller – senior soloist or higher rank for the 2017-2018 season. 35-wks. minimum, competitive salary+benefits. Please email resume, You-Tube links, DVDs to Melissa Wood mwood@cballet.org or 1555 Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45214. www.cballet.org

ANCHORAGE BALLET seeks instructors for the 2017-18 Season. Teaching and choreography experience is a must. Performance opportunities are available for teachers. If you are motivated, have excellent communication skills and open to teaching all levels of dance, send letter and resume to: Search Committee, Anchorage Ballet, 501 W. International Airport Rd. #22, Anchorage, AK 99518. No phone calls please.

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NEW HAVEN BALLET: New Haven & Branford, CT. Artistic Dir. Lisa Sanborn. www.newhavenballet.org administrator@newhavenballet.org Telephone: 203.782.9038. Intensive 7/10-8/12. Ballet technique, pointe, contemporary, variations, Pilates/conditioning/stretch. Ages 3-Adult. Levels: Pre-Ballet through Adv. Scholarships.

RADFORD UNIVERSITY (RUBY) International Summer Intensive Program, June19-29, 2017. Ballet, Pointe, Conditioning, Modern, Jazz. Contact Director Inessa Plekhanova: iplekhano@radford.edu

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Dance History
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On May 18, 1919, Margot "Peggy" Hookham was born. She would grow up to become Dame Margot Fonteyn, England's first homegrown prima ballerina. She joined the Sadler's Wells School in 1934 and was performing principal roles with the precursor to The Royal Ballet the next year. Fonteyn was a company-defining figure, dancing Aurora for the re-opening of the Royal Opera House after World War II, creating numerous roles with Sir Frederick Ashton and forging a legendary partnership with Rudolf Nureyev.

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There is also the veteran combine for "free agents"—players who have been released from their contracts or whose contracts have expired. They might be very good players, but their team needs younger members or ones with a certain skill set. All year round, experienced NFL scouts scan games across the country, checking out players and feeding that information back to the teams. Players' agents keep their eyes on opportunities for their clients which might be more rewarding.

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The Brooklyn-based choreographer Gillian Walsh is both obsessed with and deeply conflicted about dance. With her latest work, Fame Notions, May 17–19 at Performance Space New York, she seeks to understand what she calls the "fundamentally pessimistic or alienating pursuit" of being a dancer. Noting that the piece is "quiet and introverted," like much of her other work, she sees Fame Notions as one step in a larger project examining why dancers dance.

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