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Académie de danse will present the Nutcracker ballet on December 18 at Lenoir | Local news

Zoe Charles is the plum fairy. Evy Blasdel and Maggie Gragg are the snow queens. Other stars include Maggie Gragg and Austyn Lowmen as Marzipan, Maddison Aiken and Brooke Huggins as Toy Dolls, Gianna Fernandez and Brooke Huggins as Spanish Dancers and Ava Ford and Sophie Ford as Arabs. .

A supporting cast of local dancers and company members includes Elise Barrett, Lucy Rose East, Hadley Gragg, Everleigh Honeycutt, Peyton McCorkle, Lily Olson and Ella Stephens.

The other members and guests of the company are Jules von Allmen, Sophie Black, Isabel Barrett, Katelynn Eckard, Edison Honeycutt, Eve Houck, Presley Hubert, Rhiley Johnson, Arya Kilby, Adriana Miller, Cambrie Olson, Presley Olson, Kes Piercy, Sally Ring, Savannah Smith, Olivia Stephens, Ava Watts and Kenna Woloszyk.

Guests include Melissa Charles, Aubrey Garcia, Anyea Gibson, Julia Miller, Jenna Harris, Max Charles, Chad East, Ryan Miller, Christian Garcia and Joe Smith as Dr Stahlbaun.

Over $ 9,000 has been donated to several ‘Nutcracker’ charities over the past 11 years, including the Hickory Soup Kitchen, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Habitat for Humanity, Dancers against Cancer, Autism Speaks, the Women’s Resource Center, Safe Harbor Rescue Mission, and the AFDA Student Scholarship Fund.