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Funny Face

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    Performer with dance degree; currently working on MFA
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    southern usa

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  1. I saw the piece on The Today Show yesterday, and when I say "saw," I mean it was like driving through a one-horse town. Blink and you missed it. I went to moscowballet.com to get some more news, where the official story remains that she's overweight at 5'7" and 110 pounds. Just for some frame of reference, I remember the cover story on Shirley MacLaine in Time Magazine the year she turned 50, describing herself as a "big" dancer at 5'7" and 135 pounds. That's more where I am now, myself, although I did have many years in the 108-114 area, and wouldn't mind at all if I could have a taste of
  2. This thread makes me sad. I am looking at a newspaper clipping from 1974, with the headline, "Marriage is a Pas de Deaux." It's about my dearest teacher ever, Jury Gotshalks, during a happier time in his life with his gorgeous model/dancer wife, Judy. Jury was trained in Latvia; after moving to Canada, he had his own ballet school and ballet company in Halifax. He danced with virtually every major ballet company in the U.S. and Canada, and had his own tv show and produced a number of shows for CBC in Toronto and Montreal, where he met his wife-to-be. He taught at the National Ballet Schoo
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