Young San Antonio ballerina Kate Thomas competes on the world stage

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Fifteen-year-old ballerina Kate Thomas has danced in Texas, Florida, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Denver, and at the prestigious Lincoln Center in New York. For the moment, pandemic travel restrictions limit her to dancing in her hometown of San Antonio, but once those lift and life returns to some semblance of normal, she will dance at The Royal Ballet School in London.

Thomas, who will dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Children’s Ballet of San Antonio (CBSA) production of The Childrens’ Nutcracker, learned in October that she’d been accepted to the prestigious London dance school. With that prized position won, she applied for the 2021 Prix de Lausanne international dance competition in Switzerland, and was chosen as one of 83 dancers out of 400 applicants to move on to the finals.

Because of the pandemic, rather than travel she will submit a video and await the results. Whether she wins or not is less important than simply being selected to compete with dancers from all over the world, Thomas said.

“Winning is not my number one priority,” she said. “Just to be accepted in this competition is a dream come true.”

Thomas said the young dancers all will be seen by representatives from many important dance schools that have produced some of the finest ballerinas in the world.

“Just to be seen by the schools, and the networking that this competition provides for dancers is already such an amazing opportunity that winning does not even bother me in the slightest,” she said.

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