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Ballet dancers are often creatures you admire from afar. But with From Fifth Avenue to Fifth Position, a Ballet in Cleveland benefit brunch Nov. 10, you can get close to one of New York City Ballet Co.'s principal dancers. Ashley Bouder, who recently portrayed the White Swan in Peter Martins' Swan Lake, will take questions in between sips of mimosas at Saks' Designer Boutique. "People need to learn to see ballet dancers not just as athletes and artists," says Jessica Wallis, founding director of Ballet in Cleveland, "but as real people that they can have a dialogue with."
 
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