Albemarle Ballet Brings Nutcracker Suite to Local Seniors

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By Ellen Hayes 

Albemarle Ballet dancers at Mountainside Senior Living
Albemarle Ballet dancers at Mountainside Senior Living

Dance students from Albemarle Ballet Theatre in Crozet entertained residents of Mountainside Senior Living on December 16 with scenes from their “The Nutcracker Suite.”

Earlier this holiday season in November, the group gave additional gratis performances to residents of The Lodge at Old Trail, students at Millstone of Ivy and Crozet Elementary School as part of the studio’s community outreach.

The local dancers, under the choreography of Ashley Geisler, Veronica Hart and studio founder Sally Hart, also presented their show in weekend performances during December at their downtown Crozet studio theater. Proceeds from those shows supported the school’s Dancing off the Streets™ need-based scholarship program. Albemarle Ballet Theatre was founded in 2005 to teach ballet, jazz, modern dance classes and performance skills.

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