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Boxing Ballerina: La Jolla dancer wins a ‘Title Belt’

Boxing Ballerina: La Jolla dancer wins a ‘Title Belt’

After a career as a professional ballet dancer, La Jolla resident and vice-president of the City Ballet of San Diego board of directors, Janelle Freiman ventured into the world of the fighting arts. She said she was immediately captivated, so much so that she went on to win both bouts (matches) in the March 23-24 Ringside Masters Championship in Kansas City, Missouri; claiming the Title Belt in her first competitive event.

“Ballet is footwork and choreography, and fighting is also footwork and choreography. In some ways they’re very different, but in some ways they each complement the other very much,” Freiman told La Jolla Light.

She said she was really proud of...

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