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Barbara Karinska's "Emeralds" costume for New York City Ballet, 1967. Lent by New York City Ballet, Courtesy The Museum at FIT.
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Juliet Doherty in HIGH STRUNG FREE DANCE. Film still Courtesy Sicily Publicity.
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Erin Baiano, Courtesy NYCB

Read on for our 12 Standout Performances of 2019. Click the titles and photos to learn more!

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Rachel Neville, Courtesy Ellison Ballet

If you've got your heart set on dancing for, say, San Francisco Ballet, you should attend a school that specializes in Balanchine, right? Not necessarily: It's actually a misconception that you have to train in a particular style or technique in order to pursue a career in that style. Ellison Ballet in New York City—which specializes in Vaganova technique—is living proof: Graduates of Ellison's year-round program and summer intensives go on to ballet companies that perform in a wide range of styles, and use what they've learned from Vaganova to land jobs.

Here are five reasons why studying Vaganova technique can actually make you a sought-after dancer for any number of ballet companies:

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