Dancers preparing to join Ballet Jorgen for The Nutcracker
A dozen dancers from across the Southwest are rehearsing in order to join performers from Ballet Jorgen during their performance in Swift Current on November 21.
The ballet students from Swift Current, Shaunavon and Gull Lake have been rehearsing since the end of September in advance of Canada’s Ballet Jorgen’s sold out performance of The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition as the fourth show in the Swift Current Arts Council’s Stars for Saskatchewan concert series.
The local dancers aged eight to 15 auditioned for parts at The Dance Studio on Sept. 25, and have been holding weekly rehearsals for the past six weeks to learn their parts.
Ballet Jorgen offers this performance opportunity through their Local Participant Program which gives young dancers a chance to perform on stage with a professional dance company.
The local dancers who will be performing during The Nutcracker are: The Dance Studio of Swift Current: Brianna Dash), Jade Philippon, Alex Carleton, Addison Stusrud, Jayne Service, Mikayla Young, Victoria Pegg. Shaunavon Dance Co: Molly Richardson, Sloan Stevenson, Reagan Poppy, Lily Nelson. Student from Southwest Dance Co. Gull Lake: Autumn Kenington.