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Miss Michelle’s Center for the Performing Arts of Wellesley is presenting its ninth annual Nutcracker Ballet, bringing together residents from Wellesley and surrounding communities for its performance on Saturday, December 17, at Wilson Middle School, 22 Rutledge Road in Natick at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $25. For ticket information, call (781-237-0081) or visit MissMichellesDanceArts.com.
In addition to the Natick performance, the dancers are taking their show on the road, performing on Sunday, December 4, for the residents of Traditions Assisted Living, 10 Green Way in Wayland and the Elizabeth Seton Residence, 125 Oakland St., Wellesley. The students are very excited to share their love of dance with the seniors living in these facilities and have been rehearsing with extra care to give them their best performance.
This year’s cast includes students from Wellesley, Weston, Natick, Needham, and Dover. Wellesley resident Lindsay Einbinder, 14, dances as the Nutcracker Prince, while Annelise Perry, 15, also of Wellesley, is the Mouse King. Wellesley resident and high school senior, Kate Luo, 17, is the Snow Queen along classmate Nina Brady, 17, the Spanish Soloist. Needham resident Abigail Krivopal, 12, dances the role of Clara alongside Needham resident Erica Stern, 17, as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Natick resident Hannah Kuklis, 15, dances the part of Pirouette, the mechanical doll alongside Weston resident Emma McNulty, 12, as Pierrot. Dover resident Amber Nie, 9, also dances as a soloist in this year’s production.