It’s not rhetoric when we talk about generations of alumni – particularly when our pre-history goes back to 1950. At age 56, we have lifetimes of alumni relationships that are a part of the story. The being-part-of-something-bigger-than-yourself experience means that, while our dancers each have their own individual memories, they also share in the collective experience that creates legacy. Choreography and costumes may change, walls get painted and floors replaced, students grow-up and new ones arrive, but there is a timelessness to each day here that is, perhaps, the most treasured gift we have to give to our dancers past and present. We’d thought we’d celebrate our birthday with some happy alumni flashbacks…..