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Raising the Barre

THE BRONX-BORN SON OF AN IMMIGRANT DANCES HIS WAY TO CENTER STAGE WITH THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET
“No one can do everything, but Amar comes close,” says Peter Martins, ballet master in chief of New York City Ballet.

Amar Ramasar was 12 years old when he saw his first ballet—a friend’s video of George Balanchine’s Agon. Already a dance lover—his Puerto Rican grandmother had taught him salsa when he was just

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