Peter Merz, an associate professor and coordinator of ballet at Point Park University, studies the forms of junior and senior competitors during a competitors class at Belhaven University in Jackson, ... more 
Peter Merz, an associate professor and coordinator of ballet at Point Park University, studies the forms of junior and senior competitors during a competitors class at Belhaven University in Jackson, Miss., Friday, June 13, 2014. Dancers from around the world are competing in the USA International Ballet Competition, held every four years. The 2014 competition which begins Saturday and runs through June 29, has 97 competitors vying for medals, scholarships, cash awards and company contracts in the "Olympic-style" competition. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rogelio V. Solis
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 3:51 PM EDT