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“Innovative Works” teams choreographers with local musicians, artists and writers.

Troupe now based in Berlin will perform a unique blend of theater and dance.

It’s a Spanish story, written by a French composer, set in North Carolina, and created here in upstate New York.

From dancer to choreographer, Dorrance’s talent draws big-time recognition

Jody Goellner, 36, a Raintree resident, attended Miss Donna’s School of Dance annual recital in June to support a friend’s twin 6-year-old daughters.

Caroline Calouche, 33, started dancing when she was 8 years old. She continued lessons throughout her childhood and studied dance at Texas Christian University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in ballet and contemporary dance.

Before Cirque du Soleil heads to a new town, Tanya Burka searches the Internet for aerial companies whose students might be interested in doing a workshop of some sort. She loves to teach.

“Dance is a universal language,” says Jacqueline White, whose Plaza-Midwood dance studio, Open Door Studio, caters to dancers of all shapes, sizes, ages and skill level. “Part of our mission at Open Door,” she says, “is that dance is for everyone.”

Doug Singleton, the Dance Theatre’s executive director, described Lindgren as “an amazing individual. … The company wouldn’t exist without his hard work and vision.”

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