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JDU's Nutcracker begins Friday

...with JDU partner Anouk Otsea as the Snow Queen, and the Arabian Pas De Deux with JDU partner Misha Culver. JDU artistic director Philip Krauter has paired his advanced dancers with out-of-town professionals for the past several years...
JDU's spring show: Ballet and Friends

...Dance Unlimited's Fourth Street studio for a few days in January, just to watch his friends rehearse. One day, JDU Artistic Director Eckhard Heidrich asked him if he would like to try ballet. "On the spot, I said, 'I'll do it,' " Walsh...
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'Nutcracker' action is double the fun

...Nutcracker Ballet has been a long time coming.The number of high quality Juneau Dance Unlimited athletes has allowed JDU artistic director, and Nutcracker choreographer, Philip Krauter the freedom to produce a holiday feast as close to Broadway as...
A waltz of the flowers

...fathers and a lot of little kids who are willing to behave," Rickards said. "You need a lot of dancers." JDU Artistic Director Eckhard Heidrich choreographed all the dances in the show. He directed the piece previously in Texas. "It's...
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...student at JDU, from 6-year-old pre-ballet students to experienced adult dancers. Martinu and his wife, JDU artistic director Rio Mitani, created a ballet based on "The Sound of Music." Martinu and Mitani grew up in Austria, where...
April Showcase with 'Zomo the Rabbit'

...delightful, eclectic blend of dance art forms with various styles of musical accompaniment," said Janice Hurley, JDU artistic director. "There are many different themes and ideas explored with the offerings in this concert." The entire first...


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