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30 Years and Counting
Central West Ballet's 30th Anniversary Gala was held on February 8 and this special evening of dance was a chance for everyone to enjoy a wonderful look at the evolution of the Company since its inception in 1987. It was also a great time for directors René Daveluy and Leslie Ann Larson to celebrate the work done under their tenure since 2004.
"Leslie and I were at the beginning of our forties when we took on leadership of the Company 13 years ago and this adventure was in many ways the most wonderful of our dance careers". Daveluy and Larson say they have witnessed many superb moments during the development of Central West Ballet as it became a resident company of the Gallo Center for the Arts. "We started in the high school system", Daveluy goes on to say, "back then, it really was a community effort to get everything done with the dedication of parents, volunteers and the beautiful creativity of many seamstresses, carpenters and entire families to get the shows produced". READ THE FULL ARTICLE