Irvine ballet company joins elite group

The Irvine-based Maple Youth Ballet was recently admitted to Regional Dance America, joining an exclusive nationwide group of companies as its only Orange County member.

As a member, the company will perform at the annual festival and will have to undergo evaluations every year to make sure they’re performing up to par. The 2014 festival will be in Spokane, Washington.

“It puts a fire under everybody to make sure we’re ready,” said Charles Maple, artistic director of the Maple Youth Ballet and …

Orange County Register article By LAUREN JOW
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