M'Lanie Hunter Dance to perform Nutcracker Ballet Dec. 8 and 9

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Performances will take place at 2 and 7 p.m.

"You dream and let your imagination run wild", says Dustin Layton, who danced the part of the Sugar Plum Fairy's Cavalier past year, of the up-close-and-personal view. Saturday and Sun., Dec. 16 and 17 in the Kavli Theatre at Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.

For Trueblood, seeing the young dancers evolve during their time in "The Nutcracker" has been his favorite part of four decades of the ballet.

There will also be Nutcracker Tea with Clara following the December 9 Nutcracker performance.

- Students from M'Lanie Hunter Dance will be performing "The Nutcracker" ballet at Washingtonville High School on Friday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m., and on Saturday, Dec. 9, at noon. The Eugene Ballet Company will perform its concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at the LaSells Stewart Center.

Erin and Grace are both part of CDT's invitation-only preprofessional training program. "There are up to eight hours of rehearsals every Sunday from September until performance week".

Classes consist primarily of classical ballet but also include jazz, contemporary, lyrical, modern and stretch and strength.

Through the Abilities Dance program, Fanney said she has also seen "tremendous growth" in the participating children's ability to learn.

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Next year, he will star in Disney's " Jungle Cruise ", based on its hit theme park ride. "See everyone there! Tequila on me". Johnson is gearing up for the premiere of his new film, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on December 20.

"This is our 28th anniversary of this iconic ballet and has become a Maplewood tradition", Krohley told Village Green.

Her goal is to attend a university dance program or conservatory, then join a contemporary ballet company after graduation.

She never did enact the classic Christmas tale, but lives out her dream vicariously through her dance students. She also loves photography.

Erin's previous performances with Pacific Festival Ballet include "Peter Pan", "Noah's Ark" and "Swan Lake" ballet collaboration with Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra.

"The role of the Sugar Plum Fairy is often considered the "main" role in The Nutcracker and holds a lot of prestige and high expectations", she said.

The first of many treats greets us as the curtain rises on Julia Trevelyan Oman's gorgeous period designs, a homage to the fashions of 19th-century Germany.

This past summer she attended Miami City Ballet's Summer Intensive.