Raising The Barre

[New York, April 19. Image via Getty]

NEW YORK - APRIL 19: Ashlee Benjamin, 6, waits to audition as her sister Lyllian Rodriguez, 12, stretches before class before audtions for coveted spots at the famed School of American Ballet in the Rose Building at Lincoln Center April 19, 2010 in New York City. Today is the first day in a series of audtions for new students between the ages of 6 and 10. Dancers trained at the school currently perform on the rosters of more than 70 national and international companies. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)