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October 9, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nathalie Gleboff, 88, a former executive director of the School of American Ballet, which is affiliated with the New York City Ballet, died Sept. 30 from pneumonia in Santa Barbara, the school announced. She was the last of the women of Russian background hired by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein to run the school or its various activities since its founding in 1934, the New York Times reported.
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October 9, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nathalie Gleboff, 88, a former executive director of the School of American Ballet, which is affiliated with the New York City Ballet, died Sept. 30 from pneumonia in Santa Barbara, the school announced. She was the last of the women of Russian background hired by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein to run the school or its various activities since its founding in 1934, the New York Times reported.
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April 1, 2007 | Iris Schneider
ON a recent Saturday, 124 young ballet students stepped to the barre with numbers pinned to their leotards hoping to be chosen for a few coveted spots at the School of American Ballet. Kay Mazzo, co-chairman (along with Peter Martins) of the school, which is the official training academy for the New York City Ballet, watched the dancers carefully, looking for a certain energy, a potential that stood apart.
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April 1, 2007 | Iris Schneider
ON a recent Saturday, 124 young ballet students stepped to the barre with numbers pinned to their leotards hoping to be chosen for a few coveted spots at the School of American Ballet. Kay Mazzo, co-chairman (along with Peter Martins) of the school, which is the official training academy for the New York City Ballet, watched the dancers carefully, looking for a certain energy, a potential that stood apart.
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March 23, 2004 | Susan Reiter, Special to The Times
Just past 11 a.m., nine advanced students from the School of American Ballet began the daily ritual of a class. But as they meticulously unfolded their long legs, no mirrors enabled them to check their alignment. Instead, the pensive face of a young George Balanchine watched from a backdrop. Thus began "Wall to Wall George Balanchine," a richly illuminating, nonstop 12-hour program held onstage at New York's Symphony Space on Saturday to mark the great choreographer's centennial.
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February 8, 1999 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since she first saw "Swan Lake" as a young child, Anna Chang has dreamed of being the ballerina in the spotlight. After five years of hard work, Chang got her shot Sunday to prove she had the talent to dance with the best--the School of American Ballet in New York City. Jittery, Chang peered through a window at her competitors. Mirror images of one another in black leotards and white tights, dozens of young dancers glided and pirouetted their way through auditions.
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May 7, 1985 | MAURA DOLAN, Times Staff Writer
Raul Alvarez, 17, was not performing up to the standards of his demanding teacher. "I want to see your ribs all the time, Raul," the teacher admonished, singling out Raul from among her dozen ballet pupils. "I don't see your ribs." Raul straightened his torso, as though pulled from above by an invisible string, and repeated the ballet exercise to the strains of Chopin. And then he smiled broadly. For Raul, every bit of criticism is prized.
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November 14, 2000 | RICHARD CHRISTIANSEN, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
In the new and endearing movie "Billy Elliot," an 11-year-old boy from northeastern England decides, against all odds, that he wants to be a ballet dancer. His widowed father and older brother, both tough coal miners on strike, at first hate the very idea of Billy's dancing, believing that it means he's unmanly. But Billy, a tough and stubborn kid, perseveres and, in the end, reaches his goal. Is this a likely story?
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April 17, 1988 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
Just beneath the pale softness of her Botticelli face some vague hint of trepidation shows as Suzanne Farrell floats into the lobby of the Chateau Marmont. Her uneasiness, masked perhaps by the calm and quietude that surrounds the hotel, is almost palpable. But nothing is different. Farrell has always made her aura palpable.
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December 25, 2007 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
Michael Kidd, the choreographer with a gift for inventive yet realistic movement who created some of Broadway's and Hollywood's most memorable dance sequences, particularly in a string of 1950s hits that included the stage musical "Guys and Dolls" and the movie "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," died Sunday at his Los Angeles home. He was 92. The cause was cancer, said his nephew, Robert Greenwald.
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March 23, 2004 | Susan Reiter, Special to The Times
Just past 11 a.m., nine advanced students from the School of American Ballet began the daily ritual of a class. But as they meticulously unfolded their long legs, no mirrors enabled them to check their alignment. Instead, the pensive face of a young George Balanchine watched from a backdrop. Thus began "Wall to Wall George Balanchine," a richly illuminating, nonstop 12-hour program held onstage at New York's Symphony Space on Saturday to mark the great choreographer's centennial.
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February 8, 1999 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since she first saw "Swan Lake" as a young child, Anna Chang has dreamed of being the ballerina in the spotlight. After five years of hard work, Chang got her shot Sunday to prove she had the talent to dance with the best--the School of American Ballet in New York City. Jittery, Chang peered through a window at her competitors. Mirror images of one another in black leotards and white tights, dozens of young dancers glided and pirouetted their way through auditions.
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May 7, 1985 | MAURA DOLAN, Times Staff Writer
Raul Alvarez, 17, was not performing up to the standards of his demanding teacher. "I want to see your ribs all the time, Raul," the teacher admonished, singling out Raul from among her dozen ballet pupils. "I don't see your ribs." Raul straightened his torso, as though pulled from above by an invisible string, and repeated the ballet exercise to the strains of Chopin. And then he smiled broadly. For Raul, every bit of criticism is prized.
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December 7, 1999
The New York-based School of American Ballet will hold auditions for summer students Jan. 8 at the Jimmie DeFore Dance Centre, 151 Kalmus Drive, Suite G3, Costa Mesa. Auditions are open only to intermediate and advanced students who will have reached their 12th birthday by July 31, 2000. Students will audition at the following times: noon to 1:30 p.m. for students 12 or 13; 1:30 to 3 p.m. for students 14 or 15; and 3 to 4 p.m. for students 16 through 18. An application fee of $15 is required.
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November 6, 1989 | Claudia Puig and Aleene MacMinn, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
New Ballet Master: The New York City Ballet's School of American Ballet has formally announced the appointment of Robert Lindgren as president. Lindgren succeeds Lincoln Kirstein, who co-founded the school with George Balanchine in 1934. Kirstein announced last week that he would retire from both his positions, as president of the school and as general director of the New York City Ballet.
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