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Guys Dance Too: Interview with Christopher Ruud of Ballet West

By Marcia Custer


Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Christopher Ruud, principal dancer with Ballet West and one of the stars of the CW’s reality show Breaking Pointe. We discussed art, ballet, and of course, tasty (and healthy) snacks! He gave me the low-down on what it takes to be a pro ballet dancer, and gave some good advice to aspiring dancers and just about everyone else. Look for him at the First AnnualBallet in Cleveland Gala on Friday February 28th, 2014, as well as teaching master classes for Ballet in Cleveland (including special, FREEGuys Dance Too classes) at Cleveland’s PlayhouseSquare on Saturday, March 1, along with fellow Ballet West stars Allison DeBona and Rex Tilton!

Marcia Custer : What first got you into ballet? Was it a show that you saw? Did you…

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