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Graf was still off the charts when ranking dance stars
Graf was still off the charts when ranking dance stars

In mid-December, we caught Columbia's Alicia Graf in a premiere program presented by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. Seeing her back performing with Ailey as part of the company's 50th anniversary celebrations was definitely a highlight of this fan's 2011 dance year. It was just last summer that the stunning, 5-foot-10-inch Alicia (now known officially as Alicia Graf Mack) rejoined Ailey's troupe. Soon she was back in the thick of a world tour that garnered her much deserved recognition for her sublime dancing. Still, my fondest remembrance of Alicia's dancing came in late spring at the Ballet Royale studio on Red Branch Road, where she...

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