Ballet legend headlines Saturday fundraiser


Western Ballet in Mountain View is hosting an appearance by the legendary ballet teacher Nina Novak 7 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 3) at the school, 914 N. Rengstorff Ave. The event, a fundraiser for the ballet, also features Jose Gamero, Carolina Machado-Gamero and Maykel Solas alongside the Western Ballet ensemble.

Novak was an acclaimed ballerina who was spared from a World War II prison camp and later danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. 

Tickets are $25, $15 for students. For more information, visit or call (650) 968-4455. 

At right, Nina Novak dances with Alexi Zubiria in Paquita in 1982.  

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