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Youth ballet selects Company II members

October 25, 2007

The Board of Directors of the Potomac Classical Youth Ballet Company announces that dancers have been named for its Company II for the 2007-08 season.

The new members are Christine Brugh, Kate Brundrett, Kari DeVault, Stephanie Milani and Emily Seiler.

Company II is PCYBC's training ground for dancers ages 12-18 who were not old enough or need additional training before joining the full company.

Dancers were selected through open auditions held Sept. 8. This was the first audition experience of this type for a number of the dancers.

In addition to their regular dance classes during the week, Company II has class every Saturday morning, followed by rehearsals for the upcoming production of "The Nutcracker."

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Members will participate in the company's annual Nutcracker Gala and Benefit Auction which will be held Sunday, Nov. 11, at Cortland Mansion and will feature food by Palate Pleasers and a live and silent auction.

On Saturday, Dec. 1, PCYBC and Company II members will perform at the Sugar Plum Dance as a part of Antietam Healthcare Foundation's Festival of the Trees.

All members will participate in PCYBC's production of "The Nutcracker" at The Maryland Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9. Tickets are available at the theater box office. Guest soloists will be Justin Leaf and Penelope Freeh of the James Sewell Ballet.

A nonprofit organization, PCYBC is a pre-professional company dedicated to providing educational and performance opportunities to the area's most talented dancers ages 13-18. Lauran Clowser is founder and artistic director, Becci Kimm is ballet mistress, and Danielle Horochowski is assistant ballet mistress. The City Ballet School serves as the resident home for PCYBC.

For more information about the ballet company and upcoming events, visit www.pcybc.com

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