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“I made bringing ballet to the people my life’s word and help others make it theirs.”

Lisa Macuja-Elizalde has been performing all her life. Trained in the Russian Vaganova method, Lisa danced professionally for 32 years and became the face of ballet in the country. It all started when her mom took her to her first ballet class.

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