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  • CAA 8th Grader Shines Bright in “The Nutcracker”

    Ballet Quad Cities’ “The Nutcracker” featuring (from l to r) Domingo Rubio, Ava Harrington, and Oliver Klipsch. Photo courtesy of Ballet Quad Cities and the Quad City Times

    Creative Arts Academy 8th Grader Oliver Klipsch made his ballet debut with Ballet Quad Cities this weekend. Klipsch played the young prince and Drosselmeyer’s nephew. Read the full Quad City Times preview. 

    Formerly a Communication and Media Arts student with the Academy, Klipsch fell in love with dance and made the change to a Dance Concentration. But that doesn’t stop Klipsch from also taking a music elective as he learns the guitar! Last year, Klipsch won the “Ida Kramer Children of the Holocaust Essay Contest” hosted by The Jewish Federation and sponsored by the Yom Hashoah Committee and the Holocaust Education Committee of the Quad Cities. As a seventh grade student, his essay, “A Flame of Hope – The Legacy of Dr. Ralph Troll” took first place and was read during the annual Yom Hashoah-Holocaust Remembrance Service.