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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Miko transforms into a black swan.

Ballet documentary defies stereotypes

By Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish Light May 16, 2012

The dancers in the ballet documentary “First Position” are nothing like you’d expect. The film follows seven kids and young adults, ages 10 to 17, as they prepare for, and compete in, the Youth America Grand Prix, the world’s biggest ballet competition...

An image of Danielle Serotas early days as a dancer.

Stepping up to the stage

By Kyla Gersten, Parkway Central High School February 8, 2012

Passion and dedication are the first words that come to mind when thinking about Danielle Serota. Danielle is a freshman at Parkway Central High School and has been dancing since she was very little. Currently, she dances at Patzius Performing Arts, where...

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