Photo Gallery: Jazz Ballet of Valery Tereshkin performs at the Alex Theatre
Choreographer Valery Tereshkin had a very long day ahead of him as he sat in a hotel lobby in Glendale this week. Just days before, his Russian Jazz Ballet had performed "Territory of Jazz" at the Alex Theatre, dancing to popular songs from the likes of Duke Ellington, Harry Connick Jr. and Prince. Now he was prepared for the 20-hour flight back to Moscow, then another four hours farther east to Krasnoyarsk and home.
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Jazz Ballet of Valery Tereshkin performs at the Alex Theatre
Mary Kathryn Walsh, left, and Mariam Panasyan distribute tickets to customers for the "Territory of Jazz" performance at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Friday, December 28, 2012.