Ballet showcase once again en pointe

Dancers in step with a love of art at LTRC recital

  • With direction from Louise Kurtz, Sparkling Citrines dancers Claire Cutlip. left, Paige Gonger, and Emma Schneidman dance to the music by Lehar during the Lutherville Timonium Recreation Council Ballet recitial "An Exquisite Cache of Jewels" at Dulaney High School Sunday afternoon
With direction from Louise Kurtz, Sparkling Citrines dancers… (Photo by Karen Jackson,…)
May 20, 2011

The Lutherville-Timonium Recreation Council's ballet program presented its annual showcase on May 15, this year dubbed, "An Exquisite Cache of Jewels."

The show is an annual labor of love for AnnaMarie Scharbeck, 18-yearcoordinator of the ballet program. Sunday's event, held at Dulaney High School, included more than 90 dancers — from pre-ballet through intermediate, junior and senior troupes — and included an elaborate production choreographed by Louise Kurtz, who has worked with the troupe for some 46 years; and Sarah Smith, associate director.

"The recital was beautiful," said Scharbeck on Monday. "Every year we try to make it fresh, and every year it turns out new and inspiring."

Featured soloists were Sarah Smith, Donna Gury, Debra Gury and MaryClare Herbert, but dancers of every age group go into the act, enjoying both their moment in the spotlight, and the backstage camaraderie of the troupe.

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