Savastano in ballet theatre
Rhode Island's ballet theatre has added several new members to its ranks. Admission to the company for pre-professional ballet dancers between the ages of 9 and 18 is through juried audition only. Maya Savastano, of Jamestown, passed her audition on Oct. 27.
Artistic Director Nancy McAuliffe said, "The audition process is not unlike a stage performance in that one can look at it as an opportunity to shine or something to dread. As a first step toward learning how to become a performer, a good audition reflects the enjoyment of being in the limelight or the ability to overcome butterflies and still do well. Both cases reflect young dancers we would enjoy training further to achieve their potential." Savastano and five other dancers were accepted into the