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Preparatory Division String Camp, June 20-24, Ages 6-9 and 9-12. Registration deadline is May 20th. Preparatory Division, Tanner Dance and Youth Theatre Arts Passport, June 27 - July 1, Create an original performance work to be presented at the Tanner Dance Building. Preparatory Division International Piano Festival, July 26 - July 29, Musicianship, ukulele, and choir classes. University of Utah, School of Music.

Home in Their Eyes: Images and Stories of Home by Residents in Rural China, Friday, March 25 – Thursday, June 2, 2016, J. Willard Marriott Library 3rd Floor

Salt Dance Fest 2016 brings together internationally renowned dance artists and dance makers Jeanine Durning, Alex Ketley and Jennifer Nugent, along with esteemed SLC dance artists Daniel Charon, Molly Heller and Stephen Koester for two weeks of moving, collaborating, dance making and the lively exchange of ideas, June 6-17, 2016.

Summer Chamber Music Workshop, Matt Zalkind, June 26 - 30, 2016, Hasse Borup, Director, Open for serious string and piano players, age 12 - 26,  School of Music, University of Utah

University of Utah Department of Ballet Summer Intensive, June 20 - July 15, 2016. Join us for an exciting four-week ballet intensive with internationally recognized faculty and guest artists.

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Ballet, University of Utah

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Modern Dance, University of Utah

Natural History Museum of Utah 2015 Lecture Series

College of Fine Arts, University of Utah

Amputee Ballerina Alissa Sizemore

NEW YORK — A young Utah ballerina didn’t let an amputation stop her from dancing. Her story is inspiring people all across the world — even catching the eye of one of her favorite performers, Colbie Caillat.

Eight-year-old Alissa Sizemore is no stranger to the stage — she has been dancing since she was 4 years old. But a recent performance to Caillat’s “Try” has captivated the eyes and hearts of hundreds of thousands.

Alissa’s dance, just as the song to which it is set, is all about finding and embracing inner beauty. It’s something she’s worked hard to do ever since she lost her right foot in an accident in May of last year, when it was pinned under a UPS truck in her Uintah County neighborhood.

In order to save her life, doctors had to amputate her leg just below the knee. Alissa refused to give up on dance, but the road back was a long one.

Alissa was recently featured in a music video by the band GENTRI. The band said Alissa was a perfect example of pursuing a dream, something they hoped their song would inspire people to do.

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GENTRI 'Dare' Official Music Video -- Featuring Alissa Sizemore 8 year old amputee dancer:

For your interest, here is the Youtube channel of the music band GENTRI (The Gentlemen Trio, comprised of three highly trained tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott, and Bradley Quinn Lever.)

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