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By Joyce Rudolph | September 16, 2009
Raquel Cordova has her heart set on developing a new dance company, combining contemporary ballet and modern dance styles with a dash of Peruvian panache. The Burbank resident is artistic director of Creations Dance Theatre along with fellow dancer Felicia Guzman. Cordova?s husband, Anthony Flores, is chief financial officer. Incorporated in July, the company performed Sunday at the TriArt Festival in San Pedro and will introduce their methods to students during upcoming workshops at dance studios in Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge.
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June 10, 2000
BEST BET: Support local dance by attending the Classical Ballet Academy's show, "Diverse Expressions," at 7:30 p.m. June 17 and 4:30 p.m. June 18 at the theatre at Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road. Artistic director Crystal Peterson, Shanghai Ballet Company dancer Wan Chin Choong and former Los Angeles Ballet Company member Diane Dickson have created five new works. Juli Kim and Lauren Coleson-Smith are the guest artists. Tickets are $15 or $10 for seniors and students.
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March 28, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- A Hoover High School senior was among nine Southern California students recently recognized for excellence and commitment to the arts. Dancer Ani Zadorian received the award Monday night from the California Arts Council as part of the organization's celebration of Arts Education Month. Zadorian began dancing when she was 10 at the HelenZohrabian Dance Academy in Montrose. She has trained in classical ballet, modern dance, jazz, tap and folk.
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September 22, 2006
The internationally acclaimed tango company Estampas Porteñas, led by Artistic Director Carolina Soler, will perform Tango Fire , one afternoon only at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills on Sunday, Oct. 8. Estampas Porteñas is being seen in the United States for the first time on this tour. Direct from Buenos Aires, Tango Fire features ten of Argentina's finest dancers, Quatrotango, a live quartet of brilliant musicians, along with Diego Fama, Tango Fire's powerful vocalist.
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February 14, 2005
Searching for the glass slipper Everybody wants to meet their prince. At 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, the Pasadena Civic Ballet will bring that fantasy to life with its performance of Cinderella at the Alex Theatre. More than 100 dancers, including guest artists from the Moscow Classical Ballet and Bolshoi Ballet, will play stepsisters Snautisha and Nastina, the fairy godmother and Cinderella herself. Tickets are $22 to $25 and available at the Alex Theatre box office, 216 N. Brand Blvd.
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July 21, 2005
Rosette Gonzales When people think of ballet, they don't usually think of Spain, admits Media City Ballet's artistic director Natasha MiddletonKettebekov. But on Saturday, they will, when the company has its Noche de Fuego fund-raiser. The dance party will give everyone an opportunity to experience the passion of Latin dance with salsa lessons, music, food and unlimited margaritas and sangria. The event is $45 and is a fund-raiser for Media City Ballet's Aug. 20 performance of the Spanish ballet "Pasion de Espana" at the Alex Theatre.
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November 10, 2006
Universal Ballet, under the general direction of Julia Moon and artistic direction of Oleg Vinogradov, returns to Los Angeles with four performances of its acclaimed production of "The Nutcracker," choreographed by Vasily Vainonen and staged by Oleg Vinogradov to the Tchaikovsky score. The set designs are by Simon Virsaladze and Simon Pastukh and the costumes designs are by Simon Virsaladze. "The Nutcracker" is a magical treat ? a holiday favorite for the entire family. Universal Ballet's "The Nutcracker" is from the original Mariinsky Theater version created by Vasily Vainonen in St. Petersburg in 1934.
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By Mary O'Keefe | April 8, 2005
Lincoln Elementary School's parents and children got to spend "An Evening with Shakespeare" last Friday. This was not a traveling band of Shakespearian actors but elementary students who performed - and understood - the Bard's plays. This evening was made possible by parent Leslie Boyce, and fellow thespians, and daughters, Danielle and Kellie. Leslie and her two daughters have a deep love of the performing arts and wanted to share that feeling with Lincoln Elementary students.
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July 6, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Taking a trip to Austria is exciting enough, but for several California Dance Arts ballet students, the journey will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Nine students from the La Canada Flintridge-based academy, along with owner and director Erin Holt, will fly to Austria Friday for this year's Salzburg International Ballet Academy Summer Intensive. The workshop will be from July 11 to Aug. 6. The thought of learning directly from ballet giants like Peter Breuer, principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, the London Festival Ballet and the Munich Ballet; Yehuda Maor, former teacher of the Royal Ballet of London; and Maya Plisetskaya, an international ballet star, is cause for more than just a little anxiety and excitement for 17-year-old dancer Gioel Enriquez.
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May 25, 2007
Ryan Morrison of Pasadena takes his time warming up at the ballet barre as he slowly stretches his muscles. Then, after removing his warm-ups, he moves into a series of small jumps, displaying his prowess as a skilled dancer. Morrison, 19, has been a dance student at California DanceArts located in La Cañada since the tender age of 6. He and his fellow dancers from the school's ballet company, California Theatrical Youth Ballet, are preparing for a rigorous rehearsal for their upcoming seasonal gala.
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By Joyce Rudolph | September 16, 2009
Raquel Cordova has her heart set on developing a new dance company, combining contemporary ballet and modern dance styles with a dash of Peruvian panache. The Burbank resident is artistic director of Creations Dance Theatre along with fellow dancer Felicia Guzman. Cordova?s husband, Anthony Flores, is chief financial officer. Incorporated in July, the company performed Sunday at the TriArt Festival in San Pedro and will introduce their methods to students during upcoming workshops at dance studios in Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge.
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June 10, 2000
BEST BET: Support local dance by attending the Classical Ballet Academy's show, "Diverse Expressions," at 7:30 p.m. June 17 and 4:30 p.m. June 18 at the theatre at Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road. Artistic director Crystal Peterson, Shanghai Ballet Company dancer Wan Chin Choong and former Los Angeles Ballet Company member Diane Dickson have created five new works. Juli Kim and Lauren Coleson-Smith are the guest artists. Tickets are $15 or $10 for seniors and students.
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