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Creative Renewal Arts Fellow - In 1999, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, with generous support from the Lilly Endowment, established the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship program. Originally conceived as a renewal opportunity similar to an academic sabbatical, this groundbreaking initiative offers mid-career artists and arts administrators the opportunity to renew and refresh their creativity. In it's 9th round, the fellowship offers 30 artists and arts administrators $10,000 for an 18 month fellowship period.
Ms. Lyras founded the Indianapolis School of Ballet in August 2006. Since opening, the Indianapolis School of Ballet has performed eight seasons of repertoire choreographed or staged by Ms. Lyras. The schools distinguished production of The Nutcracker includes the magnificent Victorian parlor from the Historic Morris-Butler House Museum in Indianapolis for its Act I Party Scene setting, Robert Rodham’s Snow Scene and the “Grand Pas de Deux” from Mr. Balanchine’s production of The
Studied under Alexandra Danilova, Felia Doubrovska, Suki Schorer, Muriel Stuart, and Stanley Williams, School of American Ballet
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