Having grown up in Connecticut, and attending the famous Kirov Academy of Ballet in D.C., my brother's daughter has moved to Oregon- where both her parents grew up and attended University of Oregon- before moving east 28yrs ago. She is dancing with OBT- Oregon Ballet Theater.
The Oregonian has a story with her featured:
...Summer of Dancing and Dreams...
It's pretty cool - with hard work and determination - she is on her way to achieving the life of her dreams. Bravo to my niece! (and my Father couldn't be happier!)