Earlier this month, Modesto dancers were learning a ballet by the legendary choreographer George Balanchine under the tutelage of a former solo dancer from the New York City Ballet. The session was a major milestone for Central West, a resident company at the Gallo Center for the Arts. The group had to win approval from the Balanchine Trust to perform one of the choreographer's works.
See the video below by The Bee's Ed Crisostomo. For Lisa Renner's story, click here .