SI Ballet's 25th annual gala was on pointe at Country Club

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At the SI Ballet Silver Anniversary Gala, are from left, Deputy Borough President Ed Burke, and Paul and Ellen Tharp.
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The most exquisite art form in the world of dance was celebrated Saturday evening when the Staten Island Ballet hosted its 25th annual galla at the Richmond County Country Club. 

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Staten Island Ballet to celebrate 25th anniversary at country club gala

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Dancers perform at the Staten Island Ballet's Snowball Gala 2017: Milan Always in Style. (Courtesy/Steve White)


Did you know it takes a quarter-century to make a ballet four-miles long? 
It would, if all the dancers and students of the Staten Island Ballet in the past 25 years lined up -- arms outstretched -- the distance would span about 4.2 miles, the ballet calculates.

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Tiny dancer earns scholarship from Staten Island Ballet


Layna Mamoni, 10 takes a mixed beginner class at the Staten Island Ballet. (Staten Island Advance/ Jan Somma-Hammel)


The Staten Island Ballet gave a scholarship to Layna Mamoni. After dancing for just two years, she has come so far. ...

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Lights out but 'show must go on' for Staten Island Ballet

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Dancers Ana Luizi and Junio Teixeira, guest artists from Metropolitan Opera Ballet. (Courtesy/Amesse Photography)


Members of the Staten Island Ballet have given new meaning to the phrase, "The Show must go on."  Last weekend's powerful lighting storm sadly knocked out power for two days at the Center for the Arts on the College of Staten Island campus,

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