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Lynch Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

nut pic 2015The renowned Lynch Ballet Company of Huntington presents its spectacular seventh annual professional production of Nutcracker with over 140 Lynch School of Ballet dancers, on December 19 and 20. Anthony Savoy from Dance Theatre of Harlem and Samuel Rodriguez from American Ballet Theatre Studio Company will share the role of Cavelier.

Due to the number of strong dancers within Lynch Ballet Company, the coveted role of Sugarplum Fairy will be shared by three very talented dancers, who have danced at some of the most prestigious summer intensives in the nation: Mia Koshansky who most recently attended Boston Ballet’s program and plans to major in dance at college, Alexandra Smith who has won American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Scholarship two years in a row, and Caroline Tonks, who most recently danced at Houston Ballet Summer Intensive and four summers at Pacific Northwest Ballet’s intensive before that. “All three aspire to continue dancing after High School, at either a pre-professional ballet school or a university dance program,” elaborates Karen Lynch, Artistic Director of Lynch School of Ballet.

Nutcracker, a timeless two-act classic, premiered in 1892 in St. Petersburg Russia and was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Tchaikovsky. Over one hundred years later, the Nutcracker remains a holiday favorite. The 2015 Lynch Ballet Company production promises to dazzle audiences young and old with its gifted dancers, professional sets, and gorgeous costumes by Madeline Hinkis, former costume mistress of American Ballet Theatre II. “A new, custom backdrop made by Grosh Scenic Designs in California, will be debuting in Act II, Kingdom of the Sweets,” Lynch announced, “This was made possible by the Backdrop Campaign which went on during the Graceful Gathering fundraisers of the past two years.”

Performances take place at Huntington High School on Saturday December 19 at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM, and Sunday December 20 at 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Tickets are $30 for Adults and $20 for children, and for sale online at https://web.tututix.com/lynchballet/. To order by phone, call 1-855-222-2TIX (1-855-222-2849), on Monday through Friday 8 AM-8 PM, Saturday 9 AM-5 PM, and Sunday 1 PM-5 PM Central Time. Tickets are also available at the door.

Lynch Ballet Company is also proud to support its local community for the sixth year in a row by donating 100 tickets to families most in need in the Huntington Union Free School District.

Lynch School of Ballet, under the direction of professional ballerina Karen Lynch encompasses a premier ballet academy of 150 students, an open dance program, and the not-for-profit Lynch Ballet Company. The program nurtures dancers in an environment ideal for artistic, technical and personal growth. Ms. Lynch is proud to have students who have placed in the country’s top ballet programs, including American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest, Boston Ballet and Joffrey Ballet. Many of her senior dancers have been granted contracts with professional companies or have been accepted to prestigious dance universities. Two of her students have won National Training Scholarships from American Ballet Theatre, each for 2 years in a row.

For more information on Lynch Ballet Company or the Lynch School of Ballet, please call Karen Lynch at 631-470-9711 or visit their website at http://www.lynchballet.com

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