Smart bets: The Muses of Terpsicorps

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The life of one of Asheville’s famed visitors, Zelda Fitzgerald, will find new interpretation through the work of the preprofessional wing of the Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance. Talented young performers, ages 10 through high school, study at The Academy at Terpsicorps in Asheville. The repertoire of the Muses of Terpsicorps, as they’re known, will include a new work on Fitzgerald (herself a dancer), as well as pieces from classical ballets Napoli and The Nutcracker and contemporary excerpts from The Turn of the Screw and Run Ragged.  This is the last chance to see four dancers who will be moving onto sought-after positions in nationally acclaimed programs (including 17-year-old Erin Corliss, pictured, who will be attending the professional division at the Alvin Ailey School). The show takes place Sunday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Diana Wortham Theatre. $18/$10 children. dwtheatre.com. Photo by Zaire Kacz

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