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Yeraz Dance Ensemble Pursues Its Dream.

Keeping traditional Armenian dance alive and well in Queens. …

By Tom Vartabedian via The Armenian Weekly

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

—Eleanor Roosevelt

NEW YORK—Karnig Nercessian had a dream. As an accomplished dancer, he sought out to launch his own company 12 years ago.

Joined by his able assistant Lena Orangian, the two choreographers formed what is today the Yeraz Dance Ensemble, housed at St. Sarkis Church in the Queens section of New York, which boasts a vast Armenian population.


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