Left to right: Shea Bridgen

Young ballerinas to take the stage with Royal Winnipeg Ballet

An experience that is sure to inspire their dance lives for many years to come

A few dancers from the Urban Dance Connection’s Performance Team have been awarded roles in the recently Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s (RWB) Nutcracker.

Mikaela Garson (9), Julia Parkinson (8), Shea Bridgen (9) were cast as Polar Bears, Maren Turner (8) will understudy a mouse and Ava Feltham (9) will also get to attend all rehearsals as she is on the waitlist for a role.

This is a very exciting opportunity for these young dancers. They will experience working with professional ballerinas, an experience that is sure to inspire their dance lives for many years to come.

The RWB’s Nutcracker will take place at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo on Dec. 9 and 10.

Tickets are $65 ($61 for members and $25 for students) and are available from the Port Theatre box office or at www. porttheatre.com