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Ballet Dancer Dies In London Motorbike Accident

38-year-old British dancer Jonathan Ollivier was killed on Sunday, hours before a scheduled performance.
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Virginia Ballroom Dancers Twirl Their Way To The Top

We take a spin around the dance floor with Rose-Ann and Mike Lynch of Fredericksburg, Va., retired Marines who've become ballroom dancing.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 

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Rediscovering The Thrill Of George Balanchine's New York City Ballet

Lloyd Schwartz discusses the timeless appeal of the late choreographer George Balanchine. "[He] was our Shakespeare. ... watching a Balanchine ballet is like watching music come alive," he says.
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You Might Not Know Kenny Ortega, But You Probably Know His Choreography

Ortega is one of the most sought after choreographers in showbiz. He has worked with everyone from Michael Jackson to Zac Efron and is responsible for some of Hollywood's most memorable dance scenes.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 15, 2015

You can see a dance program that speaks to the subjective experience of women or take a trip down memory lane with a hands-on, historical exhibit.

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'Dance Of The Cranes' To Enliven D.C. Sky During Fringe Festival

"Wow that's something that's really quite sublime," Brandon Vickerd says about the moment he was inspired to choreograph giant construction cranes and set the performance to music. The show is Wednesday at 8 p.m.

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Misty Copeland Seeks To Inspire Other African-American Dancers

Misty Copeland is the American Ballet Theater's first female African-American principal dancer. She discusses her book, Firebird. (This piece initially aired on Sept. 9, 2014 on Morning Edition).
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Misty Copeland Becomes First Black Principal Dancer At American Ballet Theatre

Misty Copeland has been promoted to top dancer at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre in New York. She is the first African-American female principal dancer in the company's history.
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Still She Rises: Misty Copeland Makes History With American Ballet Theatre

Misty Copeland didn't begin ballet until she took a free class at a Boys & Girls Club. Today she became the first black female principal dancer with the premiere U.S. dance company.

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