Caterina Rago & New York City Ballet - 03/01/16

Morale is the capacity of a group's members to maintain belief in an institution or goal, particularly in the
face of opposition or hardship. Morale is often referenced by authority figures as a generic value judgment
of the willpower, obedience, and self-discipline of a group tasked with performing duties assigned by a
superior. According to Alexander H. Leighton, "Morale is the capacity of a group of people to pull together
persistently and consistently in pursuit of a common purpose".
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adults of all ages and abilities.
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As an artist, Caterina Rago's work is full of raw physicality feeling and she seeks to embody human emotions
in movement. Dance creates a sense of vulnerability, allowing performers to offer and viewers to receive.
Caterina Rago wants to bring self-awareness and push boundaries, depicting messages of love, hope
and courage throughout her work. By allowing this sense of openness in her choreographic process,
she is able to create a sense of communication with audiences by celebrating life onstage.
Caterina Rago's work is full of raw physicality feeling and she seeks to embody human emotions in movement.

Lissa Smith was born and raised in Miami, Florida and attended New World School of the Arts for high school.
She attended The Boston Conservatory where she was the recipient of the Dance Conservatory Scholarship
and Jan Veen Dance Scholarship. Lissa danced with Hubbard Street 2 for three years and performed nationally
and internationally with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. She has trained at the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Dance
Festival, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Juilliard School, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet,
The Martha Graham School, The Joffrey Ballet School, and The Joffrey Midwest Workshop.
Lissa Smith was born and raised in Miami, Florida and attended New World School of the Arts for high school.

Everybody is a work in progress. I'm a work in progress. I mean, I've never arrived.
I'm still learning all the time. ---Renee Fleming
Everybody's a work in progress.

Natalia Roberts is a born and raised detroiter who first began dancing at the age of 20, while studying
Architecture and Anthropology at Washington Universiy in St. Louis. After being discovered
during a production of MidSummer Night’s Dream she was asked to join the University’s resident
dance company, Slaughter Project. Upon graduating she decided to pursue dancing full-time.
She moved to New York City and completed the Peridance Capezio Center 2-year training
program in Ballet and Contemporary dance the summer of 2015.
Natalia Roberts is a born and raised detroiter who first began dancing at the age of 20.

Originally from Italy, Caterina Rago obtained her B.F.A. from l’Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome.
While there, she was a company member of Danzare La Vita under direction of Elsa Piperno with
choreographer Joseph Fontano, President of the International Dance Committee of the International
Theatre Institute of UNESCO; and an aerial dancer in Kitonb Extreme Theatre Company
Originally from Italy, Caterina Rago obtained her B.F.A. from l’Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome

A Bernie Sanders doppelgänger appreciates a quiet moment of reverie @ The New York City Ballet
A Bernie Sanders doppelgänger appreciates a quiet moment of reverie @ The New York City Ballet

Harriet McCaig, Margaret Marie Croft, Lee Croft and Nicholas Croft visit with The New York City Ballet
Harriet McCaig, Margaret Marie Croft, Lee Croft and Nicholas Croft visit with The New York City Ballet.

The particular ballet was not so important as the fact that I was physically healthy, and
capable of getting out there and dancing as often as possible. ---Suzanne Farrell
[ Nicholas Croft visits The New York City Ballet @ Lincoln Center ]
Nicholas Croft visits The New York City Ballet @ Lincoln Center

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