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Ric Mandes - Dance, ballerina, dance
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At age 15, Julia Ann Maxwell has a resume of commitment, determination and passion for dancing. She has the past five summers enrolled in intensive ballet schools around the country. Locally, she is under Jurijs Safonovs, the director of the Statesboro Youth Ballet.
I sit with and listen to her story of where she has been, where she is now and where she wants to go. I am looking into the face of Julia Ann Maxwell, a 15-year-old 10th-grader at Bulloch Academy. She already has the classic portrait of a ballerina — graceful in her posture and gestures.
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