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Minnesota Ballet director plans ambitious season after successful ankle surgery

By Connie Wirta The Minnesota Ballet’s artistic executive director is planning an ambitious season for his company — and himself. A recent ankle surgery has Robert Gardner confident he can continue performing as well as rehearsing and staging ballets. “Dr. Courville can get an old dancer back on his feet,” Gardner said of Dr. Xan Courville, an orthopedic surgeon at the Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic. “I appreciate and admire Dr. Courville for her talents and her…

Minnesota Ballet to present Celebrity Dance Challenge

Northland notables in medicine to merchandising to meteorology will pair with Minnesota Ballet professional dancers in the Celebrity Dance Challenge on Feb. 8 at Marshall School’s Fregeau Auditorium. Preparing for the competition in such dance styles as cha cha, country two-step, and jazz are: Erin Aldridge, concertmaster, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Martha Bremer, director, Chamber’s Fuse and Leadership Duluth Jared Broadway, neurosurgeon, Essentia Health Kelly Haffield, sex trafficking investigator, Fond du Lac Police Steven Kuross,…