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"At every possible opportunity, I hope to instill in children a love for the arts and for classical music," said Marcia Dale Weary, beloved teacher and founder of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. "Along with that, I hope to help them develop self-discipline, generosity and the ability to focus."

Weary passed away at the age of 82 on Monday, March 4, 2019.

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Gonzalo Garcia in George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments

Manhattan’s Ballet Academy East announces its newest faculty appointment in the pre-professional division: Gonzalo Garcia, New York City Ballet principal. The school’s pre-professional division, where Garcia will teach partnering, technique and men’s classes, is directed by Darla Hoover with a curriculum based on the teachings of Marcia Dale Weary. Garcia, who was born in Spain, joined San Francisco Ballet in 1998, rising to the rank of principal in 2002. In 2007, he joined NYCB as a principal, where he has created roles in original works by Peter Martins, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon.

Photo by Paul Kolnik, courtesy of New York City Ballet, © The George Balanchine Trust

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