The Nevada City Ballet Academy will present its eighth annual performance “Under the Sea,” a ballet based on the classic story of the “Little Mermaid,” Wednesday at the Don Baggett Theater at Nevada Union High School. Featuring all original choreography by studio owner and director Krista Pagan, the performance will feature 45 local students ranging in age from 3 to 17.
This dedicated group of students has been training and rehearsing since August, many attending multiple classes per week. Several students are also members of the Nevada Union Theatrical Dance Program. The role of Ariel will be played by Violet Daniels, who has been dancing since the age of 3 at local studios and who is also an apprentice teacher. Playing her best friend, the Angelfish, is Josephine Lewis, who has been accepted with a partial scholarship to the Interlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offering the highest quality training with college-preparatory academics. Many other students have been accepted to various summer programs around the country, including Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and many more. The production offers a fun and colorful show appropriate for audience members of all ages. Tickets are $10 for children and $15 for adults and are available in advance at the studio, 540 Searls Ave. in Nevada City, or at the door. The show starts at 7 p.m. Box office will open at 6:15 p.m.
Call 530-265-6892 or visit http:// nevadacityballet.com for information.