JulieDance presents The Nutcracker Ballet

Donetsk ballet, adelphi orchestra and ballet students of miss patti's school of dance proceeds to benefit pediatric cancer research, care & treatment
RIVER EDGE, N.J. - Nov. 5, 2019 - PRLog -- As the holiday season approaches, we once again look forward to the music and magic of a timeless dance tradition presented with live music ~ Tchaikovsky's most beloved ballet, The Nutcracker. Dancing confections, soldiers marching into battle and dastardly rodents combine in a dazzling display culminating in classic fashion with a beautiful princess finding her handsome prince. For the 22nd consecutive season, the internationally acclaimed Donetsk ballet company and Miss Patti's School of  Dance, totaling 170 lavishly costumed performers, present this favorite holiday tradition. Accompanied with live music by the award-winning Adelphi Orchestra, three performances are scheduled the weekend of Dec 14/15 at Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus NJ.

The performances are sponsored by JulieDance, a non-profit arts organization founded in 1997 by Patti and Darryl Vigon in memory of their beloved daughter, Julie, who succumbed to Ewing's sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, at the age of 12. Julie was a promising young ballerina who distinguished herself as a student at the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center and as a performer in the children's repertoire of many New York City Ballet productions. JulieDance is dedicated to fostering participation in and appreciation for dance and music, and to supporting the research and treatment of childhood cancer. In twenty years, JulieDance has raised $550,000 for pediatric cancer organizations.  JulieDance is a 501 (c)(3) organization.


         Donetsk Ballet, the resident company of Donetsk, Ukraine, has been regarded as one of Eastern Europe's's foremost dance companies, rivaling the Bolshoi and Kirov. The touring group of the Company features 18-20 National and Honored Artists of Ukraine. Since 1993, the Donetsk Ballet, performing The Nutcracker with students of regional ballet schools throughout the  Eastern United States, has delighted audiences with their masterful artistry.

         The Adelphi Orchestra is a professional, non-profit orchestra offering symphony, chamber and educational concert programs in Northern NJ and New York metropolitan areas.  Visit http://adelphiorchestra.org/ for more information.
Charmingly complementing the Donetsk Ballet professionals with youthful beauty, artistry and energy are 150 highly trained and choreographed ballet students of Miss Patti's School of Dance.
Performances are scheduled for Saturday Dec. 14 @ 7:00pm, and two performances held on Sunday Dec.15 @ 1:00pm & 4:00pm. Performances are at Paramus Catholic High School, 425 Paramus Road. Tickets are $40, $45. For information or to purchase tickets call (201) 670-4422. MasterCard, Visa, and Amex accepted. Group rates available. Visit http://juliedance.org/ for more information.

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