Living legend

29-year ballerina Julie Kent given a 23-minute standing ovation

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Matthew Murphy/The New York Times

Julie Kent’s final performance as a member of the American Ballet Theatre was met with a magnificent 23-minute ovation, according to The New York Times. The principal dancer began her career with ABT in 1986 as a member of the corps de ballet. She danced the role of Juliet in Saturday’s performance of Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet. Several ballet legends attended Kent’s final performance in New York’s Metropolitan Opera House and fans celebrated her career on social media using the hashtag #juliekent and #trulyjulie. According to The New York Times, Kent is the longest-serving principal dancer for ABT.

Read the full story at The New York Times.

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