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August 10, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A principal dancer with the New York City Ballet pleaded guilty Thursday to cocaine-related charges. Nilas Martins, 40, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct. He was originally charged with felony possession of cocaine after police found him in a parked car with another man in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the dance company's summer home, on July 3.
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September 20, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
John Hart, 64, a former ballet master and assistant director of England's Royal Ballet, has been chosen as the new artistic director for Utah's Ballet West, the company announced Wednesday. He succeeds Bruce Marks, who left the company in June to be become artistic director of the Boston Ballet. Hart's career began in London in 1938 when he joined Sadler's Wells Ballet (now the Royal Ballet) as a principal dancer.
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October 21, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Richard Buckle, 85, a British dance critic and historian known for scholarly biographies of such ballet icons as George Balanchine, died Oct. 12 en route to a hospital in Salisbury, England. His best-known works were the books "Nijinsky" in 1971, "Diaghilev" in 1978 and "George Balanchine: Ballet Master," co-written with John Taras in 1988.
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January 14, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
The bid to revive the stately old theaters of downtown L.A. has intersected with hopes for boosting the city's chronically undernourished scene for major resident dance companies.  L.A. Dance Project, launched in 2012 by star choreographer Benjamin Millepied, announced Monday that its new home venue will be the Theatre at Ace Hotel, an ornate,  Spanish gothic-style  auditorium  that's at the base of a newly-opened boutique hotel in a 1927 structure...
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October 14, 1998 | JASON KANDEL
Just about every American icon, sports figure and theme is represented on U.S. postage stamps. A ballerina, dressed in white, performing the step en pointe in an attitude derriere pose on a black background, is the latest to grace a U.S. Postal Service stamp. Students from St. Joseph's Ballet school in Santa Ana and members of the New York City Ballet helped present the new ballerina stamp Tuesday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa.
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April 16, 1988 | LEWIS SEGAL
Gerald Arpino has been appointed to succeed the late Robert Joffrey as artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet, the company announced today. Arpino, 60, was elected unanimously by the managing directors of the Foundation for the Joffrey Ballet. Formerly the company's associate director, Arpino was the co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet in 1956, served as one of its leading dancers in the early years and soon developed into a popular, prolific choreographer.
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