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PCS PRESENTS: A VIRTUAL BOOK TALK WITH GAVIN LARSEN '92
WHEN: June 23, 2021, 7:00 PM (EST and Canada)
TOPIC: How a Dancer Becomes a Writer: A PCS Alumni’s New Book Offers a Keyhole View of a Life in Dance
Moderated by Leeza Behar '92
Gavin Larsen ‘92 received her professional dance training at the School of American Ballet, the Pacific Northwest Ballet School and the New York School of Ballet. In 1992, she joined Pacific Northwest Ballet leaving the company in 1999 to join the Alberta Ballet, and, thereafter, the Oregon Ballet Theatre as a principal dancer. She retired from performing in 2010 to focus on teaching, coaching and writing about dance. Her memoir, Being a Ballerina: The Power and Perfection of a Dancing Life, was published by the University Press of Florida in 2021 and can be purchased.
Leeza Behar ‘92 performed with the NYCB in numerous ballets as a student at the School of American Ballet and after graduating from PCS, landed a dream job at Ballet Mississippi working under the artistic directorship of the inimitable Fernando Bujones (PCS, class of 1972). After retiring and with an interest in remaining in the arts but on the corporate side, she later worked for Blue Note Records and ultimately The RCA Music Group.
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