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The Staten Island Ballet offered Zoom classes throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Staten Island Advance

The SI Ballet is diving in feet-first to help cure dancer boredom — and dancing outside the box.  After months of sidestepping COVID-19 closures, Ellen Tharp, the SI Ballet’s artistic director, prefers to be back into live action.

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Members of the Staten Island Ballet dance troupe perform in "The Nutcracker" (Courtesy/Amessé Photography) Staten Island Advance

Because there's always a behind the scenes story attached to every show, this one in particular is a splendid holiday twist of good will and fame - with Staten Island playing one of its better roles. 

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