Nutcracker production to feature Cherry Hill dancers

South Jersey Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Andrea Duffin Conway is thrilled to announce the company’s 28th Nutcracker season. The famous full length ballet and holiday season favorite will feature iconic music by Peter Ilyich Tchailkovsky, new choreography and exceptional performances by children of all ages.

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“I am always excited to provide young dancers from our community with an opportunity to experience this magical and heartwarming family favorite,” Duffin said. “Each full length production is an opportunity to gain valuable performance experience in the rich tradition of classical ballet.”

A ballet for audiences of all ages, “The Nutcracker” tells the story of young Clara, who dreams of a Nutcracker prince who whisks her off through a magical wintry landscape to the kingdom of the Sugarplum Fairy. Carina Meyer of Henry C. Beck Middle School will share the role of Clara with Nalayna Guerin of Marlton Middle School. Lydia Dickinson, also of Henry C. Beck Middle School, will perform the role of the Candy Cane Lead. 

“The Nutcracker” will debut on Friday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. with additional performances Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. as well as Sunday, Dec. 22 at 2:30 p.m. Girl Scouts and other student groups will have an opportunity to meet the company after the Friday and Saturday 4:30 p.m. shows at a special ticket rate. 

All performances will take place at Voorhees Middle School on Holly Oak Drive in Voorhees. Tickets will be available at the Theatre Box Office or visit www.southjerseyballet.com for more information.

South Jersey Ballet Theatre is a 501(c)3 not for profit educational organization which provides dancers ages 5 through 18 from throughout South Jersey an opportunity to participate in a full-length ballet production.

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