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Misty Copeland and Brooklyn Mack Are Coming to Columbia 

Columbia Classical Ballet and Columbia City Ballet Join Forces for Ballet Fundraiser 

January 20, 2016 – Columbia, S.C. -  Columbia Classical Ballet and the Columbia City Ballet have joined forces to bring Misty Copeland and Brooklyn Mack to the City of Columbia for a special fundraising luncheon that will work to benefit both ballet companies.

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The State: Misty Copeland and Brooklyn Mack Are Coming to Columbia 

The principal ballerina and former Columbia dancer to speak at ballet fundraiser

Misty Copeland, one of the most famous ballerinas in the country, will appear in Columbia with professional ballet dancer and South Carolina native Brooklyn Mack for a fundraiser benefitting two of the city’s ballet companies.

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Charleston, WV Gazzet-Mail:
Columbia Ballet overcomes disaster to perform with Charleston, WV Ballet

Charleston, WV Ballet Company performs this weekend with Columbia Classical Ballet from Columbia, SC, which has had a very difficult season already.

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Freetimes: The Power of Passion

Just over one week ago, authorities issued a mandatory evacuation along Lakeshore Drive in Forest Acres, just east of Forest Lake near the intersection for Forest Drive and Trenholm Road.

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CNN: Flood Ruins Man's Ballet School

The flooding in South Carolina has nearly devastated the Pavlovich Ballet School owned by Radenko Pavlovich. CNN's Nick Valencia reports.

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WISTV: Columbia Classical Ballet suffers $260K in damages due to flood

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -Among the hundreds of small businesses devastated by last week's flood was the Pavlovich Dance School.

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NPR: Deluge Contaminates And Destroys Ballet School

Among the institutions devastated by the flooding in South Carolina is the home of a ballet company.

Dancers from around the world have come to Columbia to dance....

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ABC Columbia: Teen ballet dancer from Columbia catches world's eye

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- 16-year-old Nations Wilkes-Davis is not your average teenager. The Columbia resident has devoted his life thus far to ballet.

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The State: Columbia Classical Ballet protege has a gold medal performance

Columbia Classical Ballet company member Wilkes-Davis won a gold medal in the junior divisions competition at the recent Valentine Kozlova International Ballet Competition in New York City

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FreeTimes: Tutus and Tights for a Worthy Cause

Saturday will mark the 19th time that Radenko Pavlovich has gathered ballet dancers from an assortment of well-regarded companies for the LifeChance International Ballet Gala of the Stars.

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Columbia Classical Ballet Company Members Medal at World Ballet Competition

Dancers take home Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals

June 22, 2015 – Columbia, S.C. – Several company members of the Columbia Classical Ballet traveled to Orlando, F.L. last week to compete in the World Ballet Competition and four dancers were awarded medals in their categories.

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Columbia Classical Ballet Protégé Wins Gold Medal at International Competition

June 4, 2015 – Columbia, S.C. – Rising 16 year-old ballet star and Columbia Classical Ballet company member, Nations Wilkes-Davis, won a gold medal in the junior division competition at the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition (VKIBC) in New York City last week.

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Swan Lake to Star Sixteen Year-Old Rising Ballet Phenom

Columbia Classical Ballet will perform Swan Lake on February 27 and starring in the lead role of Prince Seigfried will be 16 year-old Nations Wilkes-Davis.

Columbia Classical Ballet is widely known for developing amazingly talented dancers. One of their more famous pupils is Brooklyn Mack, who is now a principal dancer for the Washington Ballet.
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2015 Life Chance: International Ballet Gala of the Stars

Professional ballet stars from all over the world are set to perform at Columbia Classical Ballet’s annual LifeChance performance on January 24, 2015 at the Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia, S.C.
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