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Dancer directs company's first holiday production in spite of lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis

Dancer directs company's first holiday production in spite of lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis

Onstage, Rebecca Friedman glows with warmth and joy, tinged with elegance. Whatever that quality is that makes one performer stand out above the others, "Becca" has it, and audiences tend to sense it.

From her early swirling solos as the Sugarplum Fairy on Howard County stages to co-founding Charm City Ballet in May, Friedman has followed the steps of many gifted dancers before her. But her journey to dance, teach and direct her company's first performance of "A Christmas Carol" on Saturday at the Baltimore Museum of Art has included a challenge most dancers don't face: a...

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