Thursday, April 12, 2007

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's hometown Cinderella says tickets are almost gone for performance Sun, Ap 15, 3 pm; maybe try the dress rehearsal Th, Ap 12, 7 pm

Sarah M Silver
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"Tickets to the dress rehearsal tonight are $5," said Sarah M Silver, ballerina dancing the role of Ciinderella in Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production. Silver, formerly Sarah Gross and formerly of Shreveport, will be joined onstage by fellow artists from the Columbia City Ballet of South Carolina in the run-up to the full performance Sunday at 3 pm.

At graduation from Caddo Magnet HS and after some 10 years with SMB she won a scholarship to a school she says is called "the Harvard of dance: University of Utah." She later joined the City Ballet of San Diego and has also danced with the California Ballet.

"Ballerinas don't make what's considered a living wage," she explained to students at her alma mater. She has developed a Ballet Burner fitness dance class for the Y and is also becoming a dance photographer.

Kendra Meiki, director of SMB, and her parent team and corps of student dancers must be encouraged by the almost-sell out response of the public to the concert. Yet, Silver pointed out, "In recent years funding for dance companies is down. Yet there are more young dancers trying to make it a career than ever."

1 comment:

Zia said...

I met Sarah at The Wheeldon Company performance in NYC this October. I didn't realize I was talking to such a remarkable person.