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Ballerina: A One Woman Play

August 30, 2017
8:00 pm
Oshman Family JCC

Told through dance, music, film and spoken word, Stephanie Herman will perform a world premier piece. Ballerina: A One Woman Play tells the story of the birth of a career, while weaving in behind-the-scenes stories of dedication, injuries, success and triumph. Join us for a post-play reception and Q & A. Enjoy a display of Rudolph Nureyev's ballet shoes as well as photography and film documenting iconic performances by ballerina Stephanie Herman. Stephanie Herman is a prodigy of George Balanchine and the Recipient of the Selva Scholarship Award from the famed High School of Performing Arts. At nineteen years old, Stephanie became a Prima Ballerina for George Balanchine's dance companies in Zurich and Geneva, Switzerland. She proceeded to dance all around the world with luminaries such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolph Nureyev, Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey. After returning from Europe with debilitating back and knee injuries that her doctors warned would prevent her from ever dancing again, Stephanie healed herself by developing therapeutic exercises. These routines are the basis for her trademark methods "CoreTique and Pilates Ballet by Stephanie Herman," which Stephanie continues to teach today. Additionally, Stephanie continues to dance, choreograph, act and perform and is the WAVE Award-winning producer/host of The Stephanie Herman Show. Stephanie has been featured in national publications including Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Glamour and The New York Times. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall $25 General | $20 Members and J-pass holders | $15 Students (with Student ID) For more information visit

Oshman Family JCC

3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA
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