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Shawn Harrison
The Herald Journal
May 4, 2012

Something happened a little more than 10 years ago that changed the life of a teenager.

A friend convinced him to come along and check out the short track speed skaters from China who were using the Ice Center in North Logan to prepare for the 2002 Winter Olympics. He reluctantly went, taking a break from playing video games and eating Doritos.

What happened next shaped Luke Anderson’s path in athletics, art and dance.

“I don’t know what struck me about it, but it was so cool,” Anderson said. “I don’t think I had seen somebody that was a master at something, not only that, but how hard you have to work.”

That experience set in motion a series of events that has molded the 6-foot-1 North Logan resident into the person he is today — the leading male dancer with the Cache Valley Civic Ballet (CVCB). But that is jumping ahead almost a decade.

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