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Ballet Academy's Nutcracker To Feature Stamford Dancer

The Greenwich Ballet Academy will present "The Nutcracker" on Dec. 7 and 8.
The Greenwich Ballet Academy will present "The Nutcracker" on Dec. 7 and 8. Photo Credit: Courtesy The Greenwich Ballet Academy

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Greenwich Ballet Academy is readying for the upcoming performance of "The Nutcracker" starting Dec. 7.

The nonprofit academy announced that tickets for the general public will become available starting Sunday, according to a press release. The performances are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, according to the release.

"Greenwich Ballet Academy prides itself on a superior level of talent among its students," representatives said in the release. "Graduates and current students have excelled on an International level winning coveted awards at the Youth American Grand Prix, acceptance to top level dance programs including Juilliard and this past summer GBA alumna Katherine Higgins received a contract with the Bolshoi Theatre Company."

Both performances of The Nutcracker will be held at Greenwich High School with free parking, according to the release. This production promises to showcase GBA students including Chappaqua's Amanda Kraus, Stamford's Marie Jose Esquivel, Old Greenwich's Aidan Buss and returning from last year’s production is Rye's Elisabeth Beyer, according to the release.

“It’s important to us that all students with an interest in ballet are given every possible opportunity to participate,” said GBA's Artistic Director Yuri Vodolaga in the press release. “The ability to work alongside our most talented and senior students and receive the highest quality instruction has really propelled these performances to near professional levels.”

The production will include all of the Academy dancers with many pre-academy students performing in their very first Nutcracker, according to the release.

“Greenwich Ballet Academy attracts students from the tri-state area as young as 5 years of age through high school,” said new GBA chair Jeanne Hendrickson in the release. “This is unique in that each and every student is provided quality stage experience, which is essential to their development as a dancer. I’m thrilled to be associated with these dedicated students.”

For tickets and more information, residents can visit the Greenwich Ballet Academy's website .

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