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Edward Villella, founder and artistic director of Miami City Ballet, leaving troupe early
AP via The Washington Post ^ | September 4, 2012 | Jennifer Kay

Posted on 09/05/2012 4:25:07 PM PDT by EveningStar

MIAMI — Edward Villella, the artistic director of the Miami City Ballet, has abruptly left the company after nearly a year of financial struggles and management shake-ups that threatened to overshadow the troupe he founded and built into an internationally recognized company.

Villella, 75, said last year he would retire after the 2012-2013 season ends in April. Ballet officials announced Tuesday that Villella has decided to leave now.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: ballet; classicalmusic; edwardvillella; miami; miamicityballet
South Florida Sun Sentinel: Edward Villella leaves Miami City Ballet: We lose


1 posted on 09/05/2012 4:25:19 PM PDT by EveningStar
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2 posted on 09/05/2012 4:26:02 PM PDT by EveningStar
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Dear EveningStar,

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3 posted on 09/05/2012 7:10:36 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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Thanks for the ping.
Edward Villella was a great American dancer. I remember seeing him dance with the NYC Ballet when I was a child.
He and his wife and daughter sat next to us at a restaurant one time, and they were the nicest people.
If you can find videos of his performances with Patricia McBride, they are wonderful.

4 posted on 09/06/2012 12:41:43 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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