Ballet Community Celebrates Local Legend’s 65 Years of Teaching with Premiere, Performance

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This weekend, St. Louis’ Alexandra Ballet Company honors a local legend with a weekend of celebration at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at UMSL. Running Feb. 21-22, ballet work “Giselle” celebrates Miss Alexandra Zaharias’s more than 65 years of teaching and includes the release of the tribute documentary, “Miss A: The Gift of Grace.”

courtesy of Moovieboy Pictures

Courtesy of Moovieboy Pictures

Bringing to life “Giselle’s” enchanted, Romantic-era world is Alexandra Ballet Company alum Georgia Reed, who is reprising her role as the title character in this dramatic spectacle and is also the director of “Miss A.”

Guests can catch Reed’s documentary on Feb. 21, prior to the performance. “Miss A: The Gift of Grace” is an inspiring, up-close-and-personal documentary that tells the story of Zaharia’s life’s work dedicated to passing on dance’s artistry, and it pays tribute to her teaching magic through generations of students. The Sapphire Celebration event includes cocktails and hors d’oevres with alumni.

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