[Jackson, Miss., June 13. Image via AP.]

American junior competitor Jeanette Kakareka leaps during the opening moments of her classical dance entry, "Paquita," in the first round of the first session of the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Miss., Sunday, June 13, 2010. Over 100 dancers will be judged on classical and contemporary performances with the winners earning medals, money and possibly landing a one-year contract with one of several ballet companies. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)