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Igal Perry's students can finish a ballet grand allegro, hop into a Limón technique class and end the day voguing. The founder of New York City's Peridance Capezio Center, Perry is a ballet teacher, but his goal is to mold versatile dancers prepared to work with any choreographer. "If a dancer is trained in one particular style, she is limited overall," he says. "Some dancers may look fantastic in ballet, with feet stretched and passés at 180 degrees, but they can't do anything but ballet repertory. My philosophy is to train dancers to be wholesome, so that they can do everything, including tap, including hip hop—forms that give you different approaches to movement."

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