Monday, March 24, 2014

CFB Student, Aurora Naatjes, Receives Special Mention from WBC OPEN in Romania

Photo by: Ovidiu Matiu, Aurora Naatjes performing Variation from Flames of Paris

March 24, 2014 - Aurora Naatjes, age 12, traveled to Sibiu, Romania to compete in the World Ballet Competition OPEN 2014 from March 20-23. A student of the Central Florida Ballet Academy, she was the only competitor in her age category representing the United States of America!

She placed 4th in the first day of qualifying rounds and was selected to compete on the finals day at the: WBC OPEN Excellence Award Contest.

At the Award Ceremony, she received an "Honorable Mention" in the Introductory Category - the largest category in the competition.

She ended her trip to Romania with a feature in the WBC OPEN's Gala of the Stars where Aurora performed her contemporary "Empire State Of Mind" to a full house!

View Aurora's award and other winning competitors at 

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