Ballet students stay on their toes during break
Nearly a dozen dancers from Ballet Western Reserve spent the summer with top ballet schools around the world, after being accepted to intensive programs as far away as San Francisco and London. Maeli Foley of Canfield, BWRSFlbprincipal company member, was accepted to New York’s Complexions Contem-porary Ballet. Lily Gelfand of Boardman, also a BWR principal company member, was selected to attend the San Francisco Conservatory. Pictured, from left (with the summer program they attended in parentheses) are Nicole Noakes, Canfield (Pittsburgh Ballet Theater); Foley; Halle Moran, Poland (Orlando Ballet); Charli Littleton, North Lima (American Ballet Theater); Gelfand; and Izzy Aey, Canfield (Cincinnati Ballet). Not pictured are Anastasia Johnson of Canfield (Royal Academy of Dance, London); Katie Reilly, Boardman (Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet); and Megan Delaney, Poland (Joffrey Ballet, New York).