By Alison Starling/ABC7 News
11 October 2019
WASHINGTON (ABC7) — The Washington Ballet Theatre officially opens its new season in October. At the helm of the company is a woman who is known as one of the premier dancers in America, Julie Kent.
The Washington Ballet is not performing Swan Lake until April, but rehearsals are well underway.
In command of each move and magical step is Julie Kent, the artistic director for the Washington Ballet. But for nearly 30 years, she was captivating audiences with the American Ballet Theatre in New York. She was its longest-serving ballerina and principal dancer for more than 20 of those years.
Kent tells ABC7, “I think it was the greatest gift and greatest privilege to spend your life doing something that you love.”
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