kate retief
Kate Retief
(image courtesy Mark Wolhuter)

“I feel unbelievably privileged to be a part of such a special occasion. Who would have thought when I walked into my JYB audition in 1995 fearing that I wouldn’t get in, that I would see the 21st anniversary, the 30th, the 35th and now the 40th. JYB has been such a defining part of my life and has taught me so much, but most importantly, it has been a platform where I have grown as a dancer, a teacher, a director and so much more. And so often it had been my saving grace…”

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