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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...

Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater performing Una Hobra de
Arte. The dance company will be peforming Jan. 27 and 28 at the
Touhill Performing Arts Center on the campus of University of
Missouri - St. Louis.

Hispanic dance troupe has Jewish roots

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT January 18, 2012

When you think of Hispanic dances-the staccato rhythms of flamenco, the dramatic arc of zarzuelas, the color and fire of folkloric numbers-do you also think of a Jewish woman born and reared outside Chicago in Evanston, Illinois? From now on, you will....

Ellen Futterman, Editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light

The face of Federation, dancing with the rabbis

By Ellen Futterman, Editor January 11, 2012

If like me you often found yourself attending a meeting at the Jewish Federation, chances are better than even receptionist Celeste Wieselman greeted you after letting you through the building's secure entrance. Celeste had an uncanny ability to make...

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