Woodbridge resident, Gianna Dellacroce, was selected to perform in Fisher Ballet Productions the Nutcracker, playing at Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls on December 20th at 2:00pm. The Nutcracker is directed by Liane Fisher, in collaboration with Connecticut Dance & Theater Arts. Gianna studies ballet with Liane Fisher at the Academy of Dance in Woodbridge.
Students from several area dance schools auditioned in September and were cast in this holiday classic about a little girl who receives a Nutcracker for Christmas and has a magical adventure with the Nutcracker, fighting giant mice alongside toy soldiers under the Christmas tree, meeting snow fairies and traveling to Candyland.
Participating Dance Schools are:
- Connecticut Dance & Theater Arts, Prospect CT
- Academy of Dance, Woodbridge CT
- The Dancer’s Image, Cromwell CT
- Middlesex Dance Center, Middlefield CT
- Valley Ballet, Canton CT
- Foxboro Classical Ballet, Foxboro MA
- Northeast American School of Dance, Northampton, MA
- Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater, NH
Guest artists include Alex Zarlengo from CONNetic Dance Hartford as the Cavalier, Kenya Henticsz from Syzokryli Dance Ensemble, as the Trepak Dancer, Lena Tan and dancers from East Culture Arts as Tea, and Allison McDermott from New England Center for Circus Arts as Mother Ginger. This is a great first-time ballet to bring children to and is suitable for ages 3 and up! For complete synopsis and cast information see the website at: http://www.fisherballet.com/performance/nutcracker. Tickets are $15-$20 and are on sale now at https://web.tututix.com/client/fisherballet/.