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Students' arts dedication puts them in Spotlight at Disney Hall
Students' arts dedication puts them in Spotlight at Disney Hall

In a studio where wall-length mirrors laid bare imperfections, a young ballerina floated in deceptive grace. "Balance," said her teacher. "Open shoulders, round the arms." The dancer wiped the sweat away. Music cued, a slipper scraped like a whisper across the floor. She spun in pirouettes, again and again, to get it right. Genevieve Waldorf has been dancing since she was 2. She accepts criticism and praise with an unwavering stare. A senior at El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills, where she is class valedictorian, Waldorf, 17, dances up to 20 hours a week and studies just as long. She is intrigued by bioengineering and has learned not to mind the...

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