Local ballerina selected for prestigious 2020 Prix de Lausanne

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16-year-old Keara Nichols was selected to compete at the prestigious 2020 Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland in February 2020. Courtesy photo/Nathan Sweet Photography
Local ballerina Keara Nichols, who studies at Murrieta’s Academy of Ballet Arts, was recently selected as one of 84 dancers from all over the world to compete in the 2020 Prix de Lausanne in Montreaux, Switzerland, in February. “I’m like, super, super excited and in shock because this has been a huge dream,” the 16-year-old Nichols said. “I didn’t ever think I would get to this point, so I’m just super proud of myself and how far I’ve come and how much I’ve improved and I am super excited to go to Switzerland.” Nichols is one of 10 dancers selected for the competition from the United States. To put things in perspective, 377 dancers from 44 countries applied for a spot in the lineup and the majority applied via video submission. They were ultimately chosen by a ju
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