A passion for dance

Persistence and dedication to her art land a Columbia dancer at Juilliard
Monday, May 21, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 2:10 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Flexed feet, pitched turns and body-wrenching lifts are mainstays of Claire Magee’s current style of dance: modern and ballet mixed with a determined attitude and a lot of power and strength. In the next phase of her dance career, she hopes to “be a sponge” when her education at the prestigious Juilliard School begins in September.