Key Dates: Performances for this holiday favorite will be held on Saturday, December 7 at 3PM and Sunday, December 8 at 2PM.
Both performances will be held at Greenwich High School with free parking and easy, accessible ticketing (see website greenwichballetacademy.org (http://greenwichballetacademy.org/))
Greenwich Ballet Academy prides itself on a superior level of talent among its students. 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.
This year’s production of the Nutcracker will showcase the GBA’s elite students. Amanda Kraus of Chappaqua, NY will dance the coveted role of Sugarplum Fairy. Marie Jose Esquivel of Stamford, CT will dance the Snow Queen Pas de Deux and returning from last year’s production is Elisabeth Beyer of Rye, NY who will dance the role of Clara. Aidan Buss of Old Greenwich, CT will dance the role of Prince.
“It’s important to us that all students with an interest in ballet are given every possible opportunity to participate,”
What makes Greenwich Ballet Academy’s production special is the inclusion of all of the Academy dancers in the Nutcracker. Many Pre-Academy students will be performing in their very first Nutcracker. Students in levels 1-8 will have at least two rolls in the Nutcracker while some have as many as five roles. The students are given a wealth of opportunities to perform as well as receive pre-professional training in classical ballet. The program is open and welcomes all dedicated students of classical ballet, regardless of whether or not they intend to become professional dancers.
“Greenwich Ballet Academy attracts students from the tri-state area as young as 5 years of age through high school,” said GBA chairman, Jeanne Hendrickson. “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.”
About Greenwich Ballet Academy
The professional faculty also provides classes in modern and character dance, and contemporary ballet. Small classes, taught by renowned professionals, ensure that each student is given the personal attention and instruction needed to reach her/his ultimate potential. The Academy takes great care in directing each of its students on an individual path toward excellence.
Our goal is to make classical ballet and contemporary dance accessible to any talented child with a dream of being a professional dancer, and to give each student an opportunity to acquire the needed skills and stage experience crucial to her/his future in dance.
GBA students have earned accolades at international ballet competitions and have joined professional ballet companies. For more information on performances and training, please visit the GBA website: www.greenwichballetacademy.org.
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