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Ballet legend teaches master class

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This just in from Indianapolis School of Ballet...

Indianapolis - Violette Verdy, internationally renowned ballerina, choreographer and teacher, will teach the final class of the Indianapolis School of Ballet's "Dancing with the Masters" 2009 series on Sunday, September 27 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Miss Verdy is a former prima ballerina with the New York City Ballet and artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and Boston Ballet. She has served the world of dance as a teacher, choreographer, coach, author and lecturer for over 60 years. Miss Verdy is currently Distinguished Professor of Ballet at the Indiana University Jacob's School of Music. In 2009 Miss Verdy was named a Chevalier in France's National Order of the Legion of Honor, France's highest and most prestigious decoration.

"Dancing with the Masters" is an incredible opportunity for dance students and teachers from the Indianapolis area and across the Midwest to experience high quality instruction from legendary teachers. In addition to Miss Verdy, the impressive list of master teachers for the 2009 series included Michael Vernon, Chairman of the Ballet Department at Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University; Daniel Duell, Artistic Director of Ballet Chicago; and Scott Jovovich ballet and Broadway artist and choreographer.

The Sunday afternoon master class will be held at the Indianapolis School of Ballet studios located on the second floor of the Cadillac Building, 502 N. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana. The classes are offered to dancers ages 13 and up with at least six years of formal ballet training for a fee of $25 per class.

To register or receive additional information, visit the Indianapolis School of Ballet's web site at www.indyballet.org or call 317-955-7525.

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