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Stretching for Cirque: O’Rourke reaching for acrobatic dreams

Courtesy of Katie O'Rourke

By Phoebe Gilmore / Staff Writer

April 11, 2016

Three-year-old Katie O’Rourke was on vacation in Texas when her parents first realized her natural talent for sticking a landing. “I was bouncing on the bed and flipped off and somehow landed on my feet,” O’Rourke, a former Pitt gymnast, recalled, “so my parents put me in gymnastics.” O’...

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