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The show goes on

Dear Editor:

My name is Cayetano Soto, and I am a Spanish choreographer living in Germany and am in town choreographing a new ballet for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Two weeks ago, during a rehearsal, I tore my Achilles tendon.

At first I was devastated; a torn Achilles tendon is a very difficult injury. We were worried that I would not be able to finish the ballet and I would have to return to Germany at once for surgery and physical therapy. However, thanks to the amazing team of doctors, nurses and staff at Aspen Valley Hospital and Aspen Orthopaedic Associates, I was quickly sent into surgery with Dr. Tom Pevny on a Friday afternoon, allowed to remain in the hospital overnight, and returned to rehearsals on Wednesday to complete the final four minutes of my new ballet.

I am so grateful for all of the care I received at Aspen Valley Hospital and Aspen Orthopaedics. I have already experienced an incredibly fast recovery, and am now able to walk around on crutches with very limited pain. While I won’t be running or jumping anytime soon, because of AVH and OPA my ballet will premiere this weekend, and I will have many fond memories of my stay in Aspen.

Muchas gracias!

Cayetano Soto

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