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Averitt Center names director of ballet
Jurijs Safonovs fulfills dream to teach dance
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Jurijs Safonovs
Professional ballet dancer and instructor Jurijs Safonovs has long chased a dream — an opportunity to share his art, his passion, with others. Safonovs’ dream is one that has led him from his native Latvia to dance studios and performance venues around the world — in China, Western Europe and throughout the United States.After all of the searching, he might finally realize his dream in Statesboro. In the hunt to find professional talent ideally suited for leading a new ballet studio, the Averitt Center for the Arts recently tapped Safonovs, 34, for the job.
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