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Hepner-Thurston keeping the arts alive


Last updated 9/20/2007 at Noon

Jacqueline Hepner-Thurston’s career as a lead ballerina is a dream that so many dancers in this world hope to aspire to one day. Her unbridled talent, passion, beauty and grace sprinkled the stages both nationally and internationally.

Hepner-Thurston was one of the original dancers in the New York City Ballet from 1948 to 1952. Her genius in the art of ballet appointed her principal ballerina with the Washington Ballet and National Ballet for a decade.

It was hard work and determination that made Hepner-Thurston the dancer that she was, and still is today.

At the mere age of 7, Hepner-...

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