Daniel Keene was one of the dancers at a Night of Stars Gala in Mobile, Alabama on November 1, 2003 with other members of ABT. Also on the bill was Rasta Thomas, among others. August 2003 — Daniel Keene will be dancin’ with the big boys come October. He was awarded a contract with American Ballet Theatre in New York beginning in October, 2003. Daniel will continue with ABT’s Studio Company until October. Way to go, Daniel. We couldn’t be more proud of you!!
Our Level V-VI students performed with Louisiana Dance Foundation at LA: Dance Alive! at the historic Strand Theater in Shreveport, Louisiana on Saturday, May 3, 2003. It is always a thrill for our kids to be able to perform with Carol Anglin and her company. Mr. Ozsoy is an artistic advisor to Louisiana Dance Foundation and is on faculty at their summer intensive workshop.
March 2003 — Another update on Daniel — He is now traveling to Belfast, Ireland and London, England with ABT II. That is the studio company for American Ballet Theatre in New York. We wish Daniel and the company well in their travels.
We ran into a long-absent student, Lauren Lettenmaier. She is attending UTA and is still dancing. She is performing with a jazz group in the Dallas area and is still as sweet as ever.