In this photo taken Tuesday, July 31, 2012, Francisco Renno, left, talks with Edward Villella, founding artistic director of the Miami City Ballet, during a company class in Miami Beach, Fla. ... more 
In this photo taken Tuesday, July 31, 2012, Francisco Renno, left, talks with Edward Villella, founding artistic director of the Miami City Ballet, during a company class in Miami Beach, Fla. Villella, who built the Miami City Ballet into an internationally recognized company, has left sooner than expected, the company announced Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Villella, 75, said last year he would retire after the 2012-2013 season ends in April. But ballet officials announced Tuesday that Villella has decided to leave now. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Lynne Sladky
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 5:32 PM EDT