Week of July 28, 2016

Local ballerina performs on world stageLocal ballerina performs on world stage

Gabrielle Perkins is a petite 20-year-old ballerina from Oakland, who is headed to New York City to work with the American Ballet Theater Studio Company.  The position will be with either American Ballet Theater main company, or other companies around the world.  Perkins attended Messalonskee High School in her freshman year. She also studied at Maine Central Institute, in Pittsfield, during her sophomore year, so she could train in ballet.  She returned to Messalonskee, to get in more classes and earned her high school diploma in three years.[…]