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Dancing for World Peace

Moscow Ballet

Moscow Ballet ballerina Olga Aru has danced around the world, including France, Sweden and Egypt. She was in Cairo during the Tahrir Square protests. She’s in Rapid City this week at Prima School of Dancing, auditioning student dancers for Moscow Ballet’s November 25 performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The performance is a part of the Moscow Ballet’s 2014 North American Tour, which is dedicated to world peace. Olga Aru grew up in Ukraine and studied dance at the Kiev State Ballet College. In addition to the Moscow Ballet, she also dances with companies in Rome and Stockholm. Olga Aru joined Dakota Midday and discussed the production of the Great Russian Nutcracker and a career that's taken her around the world.

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