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Black Swan Gallery

Lauren Fadeley, far left, on the set of "Black Swan" with Mila Kunis (center).

From The Nutcracker to Black Swan to Swan Lake to Balanchine, Jacobs School alumna Lauren Fadeley savors "living in the moment" as a ballerina; she's in the corps de ballet of the Pennsylvania Ballet and danced alongside Natalie Portman (2011 Oscar winner for best actress) and Mila Kunis in the Oscar-nominated film Black Swan. The 2007 grad remembers the IU Bloomington campus with fond memories: the Sample Gates, the Little 500, her mentor, Balanchine ballerina and IU Distinguished Professor Violette Verdy -- and fried pickle chips from Scotty's. Read Jennifer Piurek's story.

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On set with "Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky (Fadeley is directly to his left). ( no photo credit)

Lauren Fadeley performs with Zachary Hench in act four of the Pennsylvania Ballet Company's "Swan Lake."

Lauren Fadeley dances with Zachary Hench in act three of "Swan Lake."

Lauren Fadeley with artists of the Pennsylvania Ballet in act four of Christopher Wheeldon's "Swan Lake."

IU graduate Lauren Fadeley dances the role of the Black Swan in act three of the Pennsylvania Ballet's "Swan Lake."

Lauren Fadeley dances with Zachary Hench in Christopher Wheeldon's "Swan Lake."