Dancing to the top—Sophie Hod performs to a neoclassical ballet song “Charge” in at a recital in 2016.
Photo reproduced by permission of Sophie Hod

Student Balances Ballet and Books

By Matthew Portnoy and Hannah Weinberger As the curtains open, junior Sophie Hod, student at the Ballet Academy East (BAE), stands  behind the curtains anxiously awaiting her first solo performance. A million thoughts swirl as she quickly runs through the routine in her head.  As the curtains rise, she reviews the proper arm movement, appropriate[…]