Andrew and Merry Kuharsky - Directors
24th Dec 2018 | by: Andrew Kuharsky


The weekly CBS television news magazine “Sunday Morning” recently profiled a series of workshops for children with physical disabilities held at Lincoln Center by the New York City Ballet. You can watch or read the story here.children with physical disabilities

Dr. Joseph Dutkowsky, a specialist in cerebral palsy, helped staff at New York City Ballet develop the program. Dancers from the company participate in the workshops that help children with physical disabilities get out of their wheelchairs and onto the dance floor.

Two of the families profiled drive from Binghamton, New York, a three-and-a-half hour drive from Manhattan.

Although the Greenville Ballet School does not have the funding or the medical expertise to offer this kind of program, we are glad to see that ballet professionals in larger cities are tending to these needs.

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About the Author: Andrew Kuharsky

Mr. Kuharsky is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School. He was an apprentice with the Joffrey Ballet in New York, a principal dancer with The Atlanta Ballet, and a soloist with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal. He has directed the dance programs at the SC Governor's School for the Arts and the Greenville County Schools' Fine Arts Center.