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Oct. 6, 2005

UI Dance Forum Presents Oct. 15 Master Class With Houston Ballet Star

The University of Iowa Dance Forum and Youth Ballet will sponsor a master class by Houston Ballet soloist Naomi Glass from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Loft studio of UI Halsey Hall.

Participation costs $25, and dance teachers may observe the class for $10. Intermediate to advanced ballet students, ages 12-19, are eligible to participate in the class.

To register, contact Dance Forum at 319-335-2193.

In 1997, Glass was nominated by Artistic Director Ben Stevenson to represent Houston Ballet for the Princess Grace Award. She trained at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, the San Francisco Ballet School and the Houston Ballet Academy. Beyond her classical repertoire, Glass has been showcased in a variety of contemporary and neoclassical roles.

The Dance Department is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073,