Photos of the Month - November 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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November 2017
Performance Photo Of The Month
Stephanie Vela
Houston, Texas
Best Musicality
Dance Teacher: Maria T. Sanchez
Allegro Ballet School
Maria T. Sanchez, Director

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November 2017
Sweetheart Photo Of The Month
Cromwell, Connecticut
Maya Kunschaft
Dance Teacher: Lisa Mennilli
Lisa Mennilli Dance Academy
Lisa Mennilli, Director

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November 2017
Teacher Photo Of The Month
Los Angeles, California
Gohar Markarian with Kim McKimmie
Armenian Dance Academy of Las Vegas
Gohar Markarian, Director

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November 2017
Celebrity Photo Of The Month

Jonathan Safran Foer with Kim McKimmie

Kim had read the previous novels of Jonathan Safran Foer - Everything Is Illuminated (2002) and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005). She was really delighted to meet him during his book tour for Here I Am - the first new novel published in more than ten years and it is now available in paperback.

It was named one of TIME Magazine's Top 10 Fiction Books as well as by Dwight Garner of The New York Times as one of the top 10 books of 2016.

Foer was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Albert Foer, a lawyer and president of the American Antitrust Institute, and Esther Safran Foer, a child of Holocaust survivors born in Poland, who is now Senior Advisor at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.

Jonathan’s older brother, Franklin, is a former editor of The New Republic and his younger brother, Joshua, is the founder of Atlas Obscura.

Side note from Kim: Kudos to Mr & Mrs Foer who raised three very talented, creative and remarkable sons!

While Jonathan was a freshman at Princeton University, he took an introductory writing course with author Joyce Carol Oates, who took an interest in his writing, telling him that he had "that most important of writerly qualities, energy.” Foer later recalled that "she was the first person to ever make me think I should try to write in any sort of serious way. And my life really changed after that. Oates served as the advisor to Foer's senior thesis, an examination of the life of his maternal grandfather, the Holocaust survivor Louis Safran. For his thesis, Foer received Princeton's Senior Creative Writing Thesis Prize. Foer graduated from Princeton in 1999 with a degree in philosophy and he attended briefly the Mount Sinai School of Medicine before pursuing his writing career.

He teaches creative writing at New York University and his students are most fortunate to have him as a Teacher!

“The best books are the ones that ask the most questions.”
Jonathan Safran Foer

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