2021 cast list: Clara: Kendall Lawson Fritz: Jamie Lawson Drosselmeyer: TBD Ms. Stahlbaum: Melissa VanOrden Dolls: Cora Stevenson and Courtni Tang Maids: Isabelle Marshall and Maya Stevenson Clara’s Friend: Olivia St. Pierre Party Children: Nikki Bastian, Harper Cotterman, Lexi Nieves, Alexandra Shipley Emilia Bastian, Payton Cotterman, Briannah Marshall, Lily Morlang The Nutcracker: Cora Stevenson The Mouse Queen: Maya Stevenson Lead Mouse: Abigail White Mice: Nikki Bastian, Emma Morlang, Alexandra Shipley, Harper Cotterman, Lexi Nieves Lead Soldier: Jamie Lawson Soldiers: Emilia Bastian, Payton Cotterman, Lily Morlang, Olivia St. Pierre Snow Queen: Kayce Fagner Snow: Isabelle Marshall, Maya Stevenson, Cora Stevenson, Courtni Tang Kendall Lawson, Jamie Lawson, Olivia St. Pierre Act II: Land of Sweets opening: Clara: Kendall Lawson, Spanish: Maya Stevenson, Arabian: Isabelle Marshall, Russian: Jamie Lawson, English: Kayce Fagner, Mirliton: Olivia St. Pierre, Dew Drop: Cora Stevenson, Sugar Plum: Courtni Tang Angels: Harper Cotterman, Emma Morlang, Lexi Nieves, Abigail White Spanish: Maya Stevenson Chinese: Cora Stevenson, Courtni, Emily, and Lilie Tang Arabian: Isabelle Marshall Kendall Lawson, Olivia St. Pierre Russian: Jamie Lawson English: Kayce Fagner Emilia Bastian, Payton Cotterman, Briannah Marshall, Lily Morlang Polichinelles: Nikki Bastian, Harper Cotterman, Emma Morlang, Lexi Nieves, Alexandra Shipley, Abigail White Mirliton: Kendall Lawson, Isabelle Marshall, Olivia St. Pierre, Cora Stevenson, Maya Stevenson, Courtni Tang Dew Drop: Cora Stevenson Lead Flowers: Maya Stevenson, Isabelle Marshall Flowers: Emilia Bastian, Payton Cotterman, Kayce Fagner, Jamie Lawson, Lily Morlang, Olivia St. Pierre Nikki Bastian, Briannah Marshall, Alexandra Shipley Sugar Plum Fairy: Courtni Tang Finale: Clara: Kendall Lawson, Spanish: Maya Stevenson, Arabian: Isabelle Marshall, Russian: Jamie Lawson, English: Kayce Fagner, Mirliton: Olivia St. Pierre, Dew Drop: Cora Stevenson, Sugar Plum: Courtni Tang
Dance With Me Youth Ballet (DWMYB) was organized in 2017. DWMYB is a community arts association dedicated to the education and production of Ballet Arts. DWMYB is designed to stimulate a wider appreciation of dance, develop local dance talent, and bring quality professional performances to Wayne County and the surrounding communities.
The organization supports young students who have successfully auditioned for the productions. Participation in the productions provides the developing artist with an opportunity for group study in technical skills and ensemble performance, while also enabling the community to enjoy their talents at annual performances.
Utilizing professional costumes and sets, the annual productions provide area students of dance the opportunity to polish their skills and give the opportunity to participate in a semi-professional dance production. DWMYB sponsors two major productions each year which provide area dance students an opportunity to perform and to grow professionally with sound technical training. These full-length productions offer students challenging roles normally performed by professional dancers in many companies.
DWMYB does not maintain a standing company of dancers, instead each production is cast from open auditions held from all interested dancers from the surrounding counties.
DWMYB is excited to be presenting full length ballets, such as an annual production of the Nutcracker; classic ballets such as Cinderella, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Masquerade, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Firebird, La Fille Mal Gardée, and modern pieces like Beauty and the Beast, Peter and the Wolf and The Ugly Duckling that have become audience favorites as well.
performance fee: $65 DWM students, $90 public (do not have to take classes at the studio)
includes costume rental and cast tshirts!
Ages 5- adult
no experience required
everyone receives a part
no volunteer work required!
Sponsors for Cinderella :
Grandma and Grandpa Beiry, BeeTees, Canalview