November 2002 — Daniel Keene came in town for Thanksgiving for only two days. Of course, while he was here he talked Mr. Ozsoy into giving him a class. It’s an addiction. Daniel has been performing all over New York with ABT II and will be dancing with Hartford Ballet in their Nutcracker this season.
Our teacher, Debbie Brynteson, has moved with her husband and the twins to Denver, Colorado. Our kinder and elementary students will miss her very much, as do the staff and the other students at the school. Debbie has been a part of Ozsoy’s everyday life for several years. She has been a tremendous help to all of us. We wish the family the best of luck in Denver.
Ashley Stirrat, a former student, is getting married during the Thanksgiving weekend. We wish her a long and happy marriage! Congratulations.
January, 2002 — Mr. Ozsoy has just returned from a triumphant trip to Turkey where he taught master classes and coached dancers at the Ankara State Ballet Company where he danced as a principal dancer. The dancers loved him and he had a great time seeing the new generation of dancers and he was quite impressed.