Baby ballerinas

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The mother of young ballet dancer Kyra Neamonitakis wipes a tear from her eyes before sending her into auditions for six-year-olds at the School of American Ballet (SAB) at Lincoln Center in New York. Reuters

The mother of young ballet dancer Kyra Neamonitakis wipes a tear from her eyes before sending her into auditions for six-year-olds at the School of American Ballet (SAB) at Lincoln Center in New York. Reuters

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Natacha Ross, 6, of New York, is evaluated during an audition for six-year old ballet hopefuls at the School of American Ballet in New York. AP Photo

Natacha Ross, 6, of New York, is evaluated during an audition for six-year old ballet hopefuls at the School of American Ballet in New York. AP Photo

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Kyra Neamonitakis, 5, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, is evaluated during an audition for six-year old ballet hopefuls at the School of American Ballet in New York. AP Photo

Kyra Neamonitakis, 5, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, is evaluated during an audition for six-year old ballet hopefuls at the School of American Ballet in New York. AP Photo

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Young dancers make their way into the studio during an audition for six-year old ballet hopefuls at the School of American Ballet, in New York. AP Photo

Young dancers make their way into the studio during an audition for six-year old ballet hopefuls at the School of American Ballet, in New York. AP Photo

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Anna Tseytlin, 6, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, is evaluated during an audition for six-year old ballet hopefuls at the School of American Ballet in New York. AP Photo

Anna Tseytlin, 6, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, is evaluated during an audition for six-year old ballet hopefuls at the School of American Ballet in New York. AP Photo

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Isabella Riordan, 6, of New York, is evaluated during an audition for six-year old ballet hopefuls at the School of American Ballet in New York. AP Photo

Isabella Riordan, 6, of New York, is evaluated during an audition for six-year old ballet hopefuls at the School of American Ballet in New York. AP Photo

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Young dancers look on as one of their peers is evaluated during an audition for six-year old ballet hopefuls at the School of American Ballet in New York. AP Photo

Young dancers look on as one of their peers is evaluated during an audition for six-year old ballet hopefuls at the School of American Ballet in New York. AP Photo

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Young dancers wait their turn during an audition for six-year old ballet hopefuls at the School of American Ballet in New York. AP Photo

Young dancers wait their turn during an audition for six-year old ballet hopefuls at the School of American Ballet in New York. AP Photo

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Young dancers wait to enter the studio during an audition for six-year old ballet hopefuls at the School of American Ballet in New York. AP Photo

Young dancers wait to enter the studio during an audition for six-year old ballet hopefuls at the School of American Ballet in New York. AP Photo

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Lena Hecker, 6, of New York, is evaluated by faculty member Katrina Killian, left, and faculty co-chairman Kay Mazzo during an audition for six-year old ballet hopefuls at the School of American Ballet in New York. AP Photo

Lena Hecker, 6, of New York, is evaluated by faculty member Katrina Killian, left, and faculty co-chairman Kay Mazzo during an audition for six-year old ballet hopefuls at the School of American Ballet in New York. AP Photo

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Chloe Rotonda does a short dance as about 100 six-year-olds audition for spots in the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center in New York. AFP photo

Chloe Rotonda does a short dance as about 100 six-year-olds audition for spots in the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center in New York. AFP photo

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Girls wait as about 100 six-year-olds audition for spots in the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center in New York. AFP photo

Girls wait as about 100 six-year-olds audition for spots in the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center in New York. AFP photo

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