Until the mid 1950s, the term "jazz dance" often referred to tap dance, because tap
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Paloma Herrera , is a principal ballet dancer with the American Ballet Theatre.
Ms. Herrera was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and began studying ballet there at the age of seven with teacher Olga Ferri. She quickly became a noted prodigy in South America, winning many competitions throughout and was able to continue her training at the Minsk Ballet School in the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic.