Photos of the Month - September 2017

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Although we LOVE all of our participants at I LOVE DANCE, we select a few to highlight each and every month.

Additionally, we LOVE meeting Celebrities and people whose achievements and creativity qualifies them for special recognition.

We hope you'll check each month to see who we feature -- all deserving a huge round of applause!

BRAVO and THANK YOU to those whom we are delighted to show our extra appreciation...

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September 2017
Performance Photo Of The Month
“Call Me Maybe”
Sydney Baydo & Jack Hager
Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho
Best Musicality
Dance Teacher: Michelle Hager
Debbi’s Dance Etc
Michelle Hager & Andrea Patton, Directors

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September 2017
Sweetheart Photo Of The Month
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Kaylynn Steffen
Dance Teacher: Gretchen Steffen
Devéloppé Dance Company
Gretchen Steffen, Director

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September 2017
Teacher Photo Of The Month
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Guest Judge, Janel Bulley with Tricia Clark
Chambersburg Dance
Tricia Clark, Director

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September 2017
Celebrity Photo Of The Month

Alexandra Zaharias & Moira McGhee

Moira has recently had the privilege of taking class with a Choreographer from her youth. She was thrilled to find Miss Alexandra remembered her fondly (and her Mother who also had a Dance Studio) as well as one of her dance partners. Moira said, “At 88 she is still teaching class at her Studio that has a glorious Ballet Company. She is sharp as a tack and her dancers are absolutely divine!”

I LOVE DANCE gives a standing ovation to BOTH of these DANCE luminaries.

Miss Moira has been a popular guest judge at I LOVE DANCE for 7 Seasons!

Moira McGhee received her dance training in St. Louis, Chicago and New York City with extensive studies in Brussels, Belgium. Her professional experience in St. Louis Civic Ballet Company, St. Louis Muny Opera, Royal Ballet of London, International Youth Festivals of Aberdeen, Scotland, feature film work with Lionsgate & various television commercials has given Mrs. McGhee a tremendous source of performance knowledge and skill, which is inspirational to any student. She was the former Director of American Youth Performing Arts Schools for 25 years and Co-Choreographer & Repetitor for the International Champions, Ambassadors of Harmony. She is currently Choreographer & Visual Coordinator for St. Louis Harmony Chorus.

Miss Alexandra has been keeping Ballerinas on their toes for 65 years!

Alexandra Zaharias is the Founder and Director of the Alexandra School of Ballet and was the Artistic Director of the Missouri Concert Ballet, prior to founding Alexandra Ballet in 1984. She received her early training in St. Louis from Isabella Rainford, and continued her studies at the School of American Ballet in New York City under the legendary George Balanchine. She also attended the National Academy of Ballet, under the direction of Thalia Mara. In 1991, Alexandra received a Hellenic American Achievement Award. “Miss A” was honored in 1999 by the Arts & Education Council of Greater St. Louis, and was a St. Andrews Ageless-Remarkable 2009 honoree. She has been the Artistic Director of full length productions of Alice in Wonderland, Coppélia, Les Sylphides, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Giselle, Paquita, and The Nutcracker. Alexandra is past President of the St. Louis Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters, has served as a dance panelist for the Missouri Arts Council and the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, is Past President of Regional Dance America/Mid-States, and served as Historian for its National Board.

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