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Nov 22, 2018 - The Argus Courier

Petaluma Profile: Marcella Contessi Smith Dances Through Life

“Slowly, slowly! Beautiful, beautiful!”
That has been ballet mistress Marcella Contessi Smith’s guiding principle since she was a nine-year-old ballerina in the ballet “Faust,” at Florence, Italy’s Theatre Comunale Opera House. Read More...


Nov 25, 2015 - The Press Democrat

Marcella Contessi-Smith danced on stage for the first time at the age of 9 in Florence, Italy, where she was born and raised. What she didn’t learn from her Italian teachers she learned from Kyra Nijinsky, the renowned Russian-born ballerina. Read More...

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