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  1. That analogy doesn’t really apply. If someone was looking at Google maps and a financial record popped onto the screen showing you were stealing from the person, then the analogy might fit. If I asked someone to borrow a pen, he directed me to a drawer, and there were clearly visible naked photos of me in the drawer, I wouldn’t just close the door and move along. Maybe I’m angrier, but I feel that your right to privacy ends the moment I discover you’ve violated mine.
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    2018 Nutcracker - Costa Mesa

    When Cate Hurlin was Clara as a kid they told her she was going to be the next Gillian Murphy. My daughter was one of the Claras the past two years and they joked that if Cate was the next Gillian, then my daughter was the next Cate. It was sweet, but we don’t take it too seriously! The experience is great for all the kids.
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    2018 Nutcracker - Costa Mesa

    Most of them, but the height limit is 5’2” (and I actually think it was kept a little shorter this year), so there are always a few from other schools. Harlequinade will only be kids from the ABT Gillespie School. The height limit was upped to 5’3” for that show. There are a lot of kids rehearsing both shows for the next couple of months.
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    2018 Nutcracker - Costa Mesa

    I wish Segerstrom would send out emails when there are casting updates, but I guess they don’t want to flood inboxes with too many emails. I only heard about it from the ABT Gillespie School kids and then went to the website to see if they were right.
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    2018 Nutcracker - Costa Mesa

    The TBA for Stella Abrera’s partner has been filled in with.....(drumroll)......Aran Bell.
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    ABT in D.C. - Jan 2019

    Lane and Shevchenko will be in California for Nutcracker a couple of weeks earlier, but Boylston won’t be. I’m not sure if that’s a sign for Harlequinade or not.
  7. I read it as Finlay sending a photo of Waterbury to a former SAB student/current PNB dancer, not that the former student was in the photo.
  8. Yes, I believe NYCB said his donations were made between 2010-2016, so it seems he aged out of the Young Patrons program.
  9. That donor seriously disturbs me. I remember someone making a comment that seemed off to me on an ABT Corp member’s Instagram once, so I clicked on the name to see the profile of the commenter. It was him. I just went back to her Instagram to see if I could find him so I could clarify why it disturbed me. I couldn’t find the post but did find something else odd. She went on a non-work European trip and in the comments thanked him and her sister for making it possible. She was 20.
  10. That amended complaint made me feel sick to my stomach. I had to take a break. It is very specific.
  11. Students at the School of General Studies may have different admittance requirements, but they take classes with students at Columbia College and have the same faculty, so I would still argue that you have to be quite intelligent to attend classes there.
  12. The silence from the dance community outside of NYCB is deafening as well, though. People who posted during the first wave of the #metoo movement seem oddly quiet now.
  13. I’m guessing Finlay’s family is fairly well-off, judging by his father’s (fairly pompous) Wikipedia page.
  14. You can send texts to email addresses and phone numbers. If one popped up on the screen while she was on the computer, she likely would have been able to see the entire text chain as well as how many emails/phone numbers were involved. No one has said how they were shown to NYCB.
  15. After the suspension, Maxwell posted a photo of her with Ramasar and words of support. Among the commenters were several dancers, as well as Chase Finlay’s mother. She has now limited who can post comments, but the photo and words of support are still up.