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Star Performers This Weekend at Dance Fest

This Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27, Nantucket audiences will have the opportunity to attend spectacular performances featuring star dancers from the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and the Miami City Ballet.  These world-class performances are the culmination of the 6th Annual Nantucket Dance Festival, presented by The Nantucket Atheneum.  Leading up to this weekend were six days of lectures, film, demonstrations, and classesDance Festival
Lead by Artistic Director and noted choreographer Benjamin Millepied, the festival brings the best of ballet to Nantucket each year.  The Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival is a major fundraising event for the Atheneum, which must raise 60 percent of its budget through special events and private donations.  The festival began in 2007 and has featured principals and soloists from the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Royal Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet.
Tickets to the performances are on sale at the Atheneum Box Office on India Street and online at http://www.nantucketatheneum.org