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One pirouette on stage, a giant leap for women in ballet

Ballet choreography, once dominated by men, is seeing more women helming works

Ashley Bouder (left) and Sara Mearns of the Ashley Bouder Project in Liz Gerring's Duet at Symphony Space in New York on Saturday. The Ashley Bouder Project performed in At This Dance, Women Take the Lead, a programme of three ballets choreographed by women.

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MOST ballerinas spend their entire careers performing in ballets created by men and in companies run by men. So it's good to see some ballerinas upstaging that convention a bit.

Ashley Bouder, a brilliant virtuoso ballerina at New York City Ballet, is one such. On Saturday...

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