20160405 - Ballet (SN) - nwherald

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Sarah Nader- snader@shawmedia.com
Catherine Lasak, 17, of Crystal Lake takes a ballet class at Chicago Ballet in Chicago Tuesday, April 5, 2016. With a modified school schedule, she's been taking the train to Chicago six days a week for 30 hours of practice for the past two years. Lasak, who dreams of becoming a professional ballerina, is one of 12 women worldwide accepted into Julliard's Dance Division for the 2016 school year.