Adirondack Ballet Theater to present The Nutcracker

GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Ballet Theater (ABT), the premier student ballet company in the area, presents three performances of The Nutcracker at the Charles R. Wood Theater in downtown Glens Falls. This perennial favorite features guest Melissa George, an alumnus of the ABT and a graduate of the Boston Conservatory, currently a member of the Albany-based Ellen Sinopli Dance Company. This years performance of The Nutcracker also includes an expanded party scene, the centerpiece of act one. As a graduate of the Dance Center of Queensbury, I feel very strongly about giving back to those who nurtured my career, said George, who grew up in Glens Falls and trained locally under Barbara Tebeau. I really enjoy working with the students and sharing my experiences with them. Im a living example that its possible to become a professional dancer after training at the Dance Center of Queensbury-Adirondack Ballet Theater, and Im not alone, there are many of us. Two performances will take place on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 2:30 and 7:00 p.m. with one performance on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2:30 p.m. Performances are at the Charles R. Wood Theater on Glen Street in Glens Falls. For ticket information, call 798-5058. The box office will open one hour in advance of each performance.

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