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Boston Ballet, Northeastern prepare dancers for future

College and dance are not always in step, but collaboration aims to ready dancers for after the curtain falls

Kathleen Breen Combes checks her watch. It’s getting late. She has pointe shoes to sew and a massage to get to.

A new ballet premieres in days, and the 31-year-old Boston Ballet dancer was just told she may need to take the stage in a day or two. “I have to take care of my body right now,” she says, rounding Krentzman Quad on Huntington Avenue.

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