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Former Gymnast Finds Joy and Passion in Dance

“Dancing is really hard, maybe even harder,” Elise Csizmadia, a member of the newly formed Professional Training Division at Cincinnati Ballet, said. “In gymnastics you just learn a skill but in ballet you have to learn a technique.” The 20-year old Csizmadia began her dance training at age 14 – considerably late in the dance […]

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Walnut Hills High School Senior Joins Professional Training Division

Sometimes in life, it takes losing something to truly know what it means to us. This sentiment rings true for Vivian LaCerda, a member of Cincinnati Ballet’s Professional Training Division, who discovered her intense passion for dance after an injury put her on the sidelines. After suffering from a hip injury going into seventh grade, […]

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Cincinnati Ballet Professional Training Division Renee Castonguay

Cincinnati Ballet’s Professional Training Division Welcomes Student From the West Coast

“No one was asking me to change how I was dancing, just asking me to let go and be more free. That’s what I loved,” Renee Castonguay, a member of Cincinnati Ballet’s newly formed Professional Training Division, said referring to her Summer Intensive experience. Castonguay, originally from Huntington Beach, CA, joins students from around the […]

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