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Michele Hamlett-Weith Remembers Miss Tania

Michele Hamlett-Weith started dancing at the age of 3 at Mildred Lyons Studio of Dance. “Once I started, I never wanted to leave!” By the age of 12 she’d outgrown two dance schools and her teachers suggested she take classes with Tatiana Dokoudovska. Tatiana was affectionat…

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Meet R.O.A.D. Scholarship Mom Ashley Lindemann

Three years ago when Ashley Lindemann’s daughter Evie attended third grade at Border Star Montessori, she participated in the inaugural class of Reach Out And Dance (R.O.A.D.) students for the school. The R.O.A.D. program has an established curriculum taught by KC Ballet teach…

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Jeanie Quick Murphy: Memories of Miss Tania

“She scared me to death,” Jeanie Quick Murphy responded when asked about her first meeting of Kansas City Ballet Founder Tatiana Dokoudovska. She was known to most students as Miss Tania. “It was pure intimidation. Her hair was pulled back in the tight bun with …

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