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Arts & Entertainment - November 30, 2011

Lots of locals in 'Nutcracker' ballet

Local students will perform with a cast of nearly 100 dancers in Ballet America's 17th annual production of "The Nutcracker" at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway in Redwood City.

Former Joffrey Ballet professionals Maia Wilkins and Michael Levine will dance as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

Rachel Cochran of Woodside will be dancing the part of Clara. Chloe Moissis of Portola Valley will dance en pointe as the Marzipan Shepherdess. Anna Kubicka of Portola Valley will perform with the dragon in the Chinese Tea sequence.

Allegra Mangione of Menlo Park will dance as Rose Duet and Kyrie Vesely of Menlo Park will be Drosselmeyer's Doll.

Other local performers include Thea McDonald and Jacklyn Abbey of Woodside; Katherine Byunn-Rieder, Charlotte Singer and Anna Arbuckle of Menlo Park; Audrey Fallon of Atherton; and Emily Harris of Portola Valley.

Visit balletamerica.org or call 650-FOX-7770 to order tickets, ranging from $18 to $39.

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