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    Cleveland Public Library and Ballet in Cleveland present: Former New York City Ballet soloist, author and diabetes health advocate, Zippora Karz

    5/15/2013 2:32:24 PM

    Saturday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m. Zippora Karz will be visiting the library. She is a former soloist ballerina with the New York City Ballet where she performed for 16 years on stage and in televised performances.

    Zippora Karz dancingZippora Karz was featured in a variety of roles choreographed by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins (The Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker being one of her favorites) as well as works choreographed for her by such choreographers as Peter Martins and Lynne Taylor Corbett.

    Miss Karz danced with the New York City Ballet from 1983 through 1999. She now serves as a teacher and repetiteur for the George Balanchine Trust, rehearsing and staging Balanchine’s choreography for a host of national and international dance companies. She is also a diabetes spokesperson and educator who regularly addresses major diabetes conferences and organizations worldwide.

    In addition to her memoir, The Sugarless Plum, published in 2009, Zippora wrote a regular column for the Huffington Post. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

     

    With special guests:

    Jorge Calles, MD, FACP
    Director of Division of Endocrinology at MetroHealth
    Director of MetroHealth Center for Diabetes, Obesity and Other Metabolic Disorders

    Shannon Sterne

    Nutritionist and Teacher with Dancing Wheels Company & School

    Don W. Ray
    Local Author, Still In The Game: The Story of Sports, Sugar Diabetes, and Me: 67 Years in the Making

    Free blood glucose screenings will be offered prior to the program courtesy of Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland. (2 hour fast required prior to screening)

    Saturday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m.
    Main Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium

    For more information call (216) 623-2921.