New England Ballet Company is celebrating its 26th season with its performance of the annual family holiday classic, The Nutcracker, under the artistic direction of Victor Trevino.
The protagonist, Clara, dreams to life a plethora of characters in this production with exquisite costumes and dazzling choreography by Victor Trevino. The cast consists of company dancers, students of New England Dance Arts School and members of the community.
Orange resident Taylor Gourdier (age 14) will perform the role of Clara on 12/19 at 7pm. Fellow Orange students Hadley Boguniecki (12), Roberta Buccilli (15) and Amanda Coscia (14) are all company members and will be performing.
The girls have been juggling school work and rehearsals for months.
This year they have three public performances at The Klein Theater, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, on Saturday Dec. 19, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and are available through the website www.newenglandballet.org.