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Teen Joins Professional Soprano on Mozart Duet

Performing has always felt natural to Natalie Ballenger.

"When I was little I used to dress up and dance around the living room, putting on shows for my parents, whether they liked it or not," she says.

The 17-year-old from Santa Cruz, Calif., wants to make a career out of performing. "It lets extroverts like myself do what we do best," she says.

She sings "Miranda" by Richard Hageman.

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