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 Post subject: Texas Ballet Concerto
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2000 1:11 pm 

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A story on Mayra Worthen, the Puerto Rican director of Texas Ballet Concerto:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank>Puerto Rican dancer finds success at Texas Ballet</A></B><P>By Courtenay Martin, San Antonio Express-News <P>SAN ANTONIO -- Although "The Nutcracker" is often geared toward children, the underlying idea is that young Clara must eventually grow up and learn to dance on her own pointe shoes. She wakes from her fantasy of dance and a handsome prince, not knowing if she had seen her future or just a pretty dream fueled by too much fruitcake.<P>After more than a decade of presenting this particular classic, Mayra Worthen, the artistic director of the Texas Ballet Concerto, is no stranger to creating worlds of fantasy on pointe. A native of Puerto Rico, Worthen was trained in the tough, professionally geared ballet schools in San Juan. As far back as she can remember, she aspired to teach.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B>

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