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Ruff Diamond dance crew, recent runner-up on the dance competition show “Got to Dance,” signed a contract with Beautiful Movements, the dance company of Kimberly Wyatt, former Pussycat Doll. The UK dance crew hopes to tour in America with the help of Wyatt who is a valuable link in the dance business. Read the full story from Hartlepool Mail here.

Former Major League baseball catcher Mike Piazza is trading in his mitt and mask for pinstripes and ballet.  Signing with the Miami City Ballet, Piazza plays the part of the Gangster in Balanchine’s Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, showing next month. Pointe Magazine talks about Piazza’s inspiration for his sudden change from sports to ballet.

Sergei Polunin, the principal dancer in London’s Midnight Express ballet, has walked out on the performance. This is the second time Polunin has walked out on a production, including one with the Royal Ballet last year. Being one of the most talented dancers at his young age of 23, according to the Guardian, Polunin has “shocked the dance world.”

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