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they learn mul­ti­ple roles for ev­ery show

“We gen­er­ally learn four to five dif­fer­ent roles in one bal­let. That cov­ers any in­juries that might oc­cur and it also gives ev­ery­one a chance to per­form some­thing that’s in the spot­light. It’s quite hec­tic dur­ing the re­hearsal pe­riod. In this year, I learned about seven roles. A lot of the time we have to do what we call home­work, which is to go home and learn some stuff off the DVDs be­cause at one point you never know when you may be asked to per­form a par­tic­u­lar role es­pe­cially when in­juries are con­cerned. They can hap­pen on the spot and you may have to jump in.”

Strictly Gersh­win

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