Her Time to Shine
Kanny, Mark, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Eyes gravitate to Kumiko Tsuji -- even when she isn't leaping lighter than air.
In repose, this Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancer looks willowy. There is an endearing gentleness in her personality that colors pensive moments and elegant gestures.
She's also a dynamo who's never hyper on stage. It seems mere exuberance stretches her leaps and intensity speeds her spins. Her smile is so irresistible, it warms the snowy stage of "The Nutcracker." But her dance, for all its spontaneous feeling, is so scrupulously prepared that virtually any moment of a performance is picture perfect.
Onstage and off, Kumiko Tsuji, 24, is having a …
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Publication information: Article title: Her Time to Shine. Contributors: Kanny, Mark - Author. Newspaper title: Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Publication date: January 6, 2008. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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