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The Los Olivos Dance Gallery presents the 22nd annual Center Stage, “Circus, Circus” May 20 and 21. The school showcases the outstanding achievements of dedicated dancers in various styles, including ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary, and hip­hop.

Performers range from first­time dancers to professional choreography and artistry. Celebrate the big top and all the fun that comes along with going to the circus with your family and friends. Classes portray their versions of “Growing Up in the Circus,” “Cotton Candy,” “Dancing Horses,” and peculiar oddities like “Conjoined Twins.”

Don’t miss outstanding works by Director Maggie Mesikep and the amazing teachers Jessica Ruiz, Nicole Helton, Ashley Kohler­ Reynolds, Cecily Stewart, Mariah Korte, Anna Carnes, Jillian Haig, Donovan Tunay, and special guest choreographer Joe Istre.

For five graduates, Lily Connolly, Emma Kuskey, Michael Loos, Abigail Mullin, and Sarah Stucky, this will be their farewell performance, for some after more than a decade with the school. Los Olivos Dance Gallery alumni continue to dance with prestigious companies like American Ballet Theater Irvine and Alabama, San Francisco Conservatory, The Rock, Boston Ballet, Ballet West, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s senior intensive in Chicago and their new two week program at USC.

Event Details:

●  Senior Show Performances: Friday, May 20 & Saturday, May 21, 7 p.m.

●  Junior Show Performance: Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.

●  Location: Solvang Festival Theater

Tickets: $13­- $38 are available at or 1-­855-­222­-2849.