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Celebrate NYC

Janet Gray Studios presents "Bright Lights, Big City," a concert to celebrate New York City and local and Janet Gray alumni who have successfully made careers there. Among them are Cynthia Fleming, a cast member of "A Chorus Line" in the '70s and current executive producer of Salt Lake Acting Company; Talese Hunt, a touring member of Radio City Music Hall's the The Rockettes; Elyse Niederee, a former student of Gray's who now lives in NYC and completed two dance tours on international cruise ships; and Liz Sanchez, a former Gray student who graduated from the Ailey School of the Alvin Ailey Dance American Dance Theatre in New York.

The concert also will present two local performing groups: Wassalonka, a newly formed African dance troupe directed by Rosie Banchero, and Chance Dance Troupe, a hip-hop education group directed by Andrea Curtis.

When • Thursday and Friday, June 2-3, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah campus, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Info • $20 at 801-581-7100 or

Spring in their steps

Salt Lake City Ballet announces its Spring Gala. On the bill is "The Dream Scene" from "Don Quixote." Students have prepared all semester for the performance.

When • Saturday, June 4, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Info • $15, $12 for students. Call 801-355-ARTS or visit

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