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Ramirez smiles.

Growing up in Venezuela, Ballet Hispánico founder and former Artistic Director Tina Ramirez fantasized about a life on stage.

If Annabelle Lopez Ochoa were a literary artist, she might be a poet.

Cronin rests her chin on her left hand while she smiles.

For students who were toddlers in the early 2000s, Penn State alumna Doreen Cronin’s work probably holds a special place in the heart.

Isabel Leondard smiles with her chin resting on her hand.

If opera star Isabel Leonard’s life were to be captured in a song, it would require many verses to sing it.

BEAUTIFUL—THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL focuses on a young New York City composer, who would become one of the greatest songwriters of the twentieth century, and her relationship with the lyrici