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Defected Cuban dancers adjust to U.S., seek work

They practice in the back of a dance studio next to a Wendy's restaurant in a strip mall. Six ballet dancers leap across the floor, hidden from view from the mothers watching their daughters in pink leotards in a front room.Full story

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Russian court annuls one reprimand against Bolshoi ballet dancer

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow court on Friday annulled one of two reprimands given to a top ballet dancer by the Bolshoi Theatre after he accused it of using an acid attack on its artistic director as a pretext for a "witch hunt" against him. Full story

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  Ballet star confesses to acid attack on Bolshoi director

A Russian ballet star, who is famous for playing villains such as Ivan the Terrible has confessed to masterminding an acid attack on the Bolshoi Ballet’s artistic director. Matthew Cain, of Channel Four Europe, reports.

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An employee works on a Repetto's pointe shoe for ballet dancers at the production workshop in the factory in Saint-Medard d'Excideuil, southwestern France, July 11, 2013. In 1947, Rose Repetto created her first ballet shoes in a workshop next to the Opera Garnier in Paris, on the advice of her son d

Repetto's pointe shoes for ballet dancers are seen at the production workshop in the factory in Saint-Medard d'Excideuil, southwestern France
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Repetto's pointe shoes for ballet dancers are seen at the production workshop in the factory in Saint-Medard d'Excideuil, southwestern France, July 11, 2013. In 1947, Rose Repetto created her first ballet shoes in a workshop next to the Opera Garnier in Paris, on the advice of her son dancer Roland

Repetto's pointe shoes for ballet dancers are displayed at the production workshop in the factory in Saint-Medard d'Excideuil, southwestern France
Repetto's pointe shoes for ballet dancers are displayed at the production workshop in the factory in Saint-Medard d'Excideuil, southwestern France

Repetto's pointe shoes for ballet dancers are displayed at the production workshop in the factory in Saint-Medard d'Excideuil, southwestern France, July 11, 2013. In 1947, Rose Repetto created her first ballet shoes in a workshop next to the Opera Garnier in Paris, on the advice of her son dancer Ro