For a dancer who looks so at ease in the air, 19-year-old April Giangeruso earns compliments that could be mistaken for complaints: "She's got both feet on the ground," or "She's well-grounded." At 9, having exhausted the training opportunities offered in her hometown, Ellicott City, Maryland, she transferred to the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C., studying under a full scholarship from 2001 to 2005. Dance class also got me out of having to take P.E. Attending American Ballet Theatre's summer intensives as a National Training Scholar was a more practical use of her energies after her Jackson triumph.
Swan In The Making Harris Green Pointe; Apr/May 2010; 11, 2; Docstoc pg. 20 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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