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Ballerina Abi Gardner, of Tinley Park, goes through some stretches June 25 with children at the Orland Park Library during a Books and Ballerinas program. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Olivia Kruse, a ballerina from Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts in Orland Park, stopped by Orland Park Public Library on June 25 to read to children during the Books and Ballerinas program. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Samantha Groth, 3, of Orland Park, smiles while learning her ballet steps at the Orland Park Public Library.
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
4:30 am CDT July 2, 2019
The children surrounded two adult ballerinas — one dressed in a lime green tutu, the other bright pink. With a crown of golden leaves they wore as tiaras, both were excited to share a form of dance while reading children a story of ballet in “Angelina Ballerina.”