Angela Ma, grade 11, was cast in San Jose Youth Ballet’s (SJYB) 2012 Nutcracker production as Snow Queen and Arabian Coffee. She has performed in three shows already and will be in three more shows Dec. 8-10. Mahika Halepete, grade 5 also performs, and Sofia Fernandez, grade 4, is a lamb and soldier.
Christopher Hildum, grade 10, Lauren Luspo and Ashley Cook, both grade 7, are all performing in Ballet San Jose’s Nutcracker starting Dec. 8. Hildum is in the battle scenes Although both Luspo and Cook are veterans of the Nutcracker, this year marks an important turning point as the production changes from the original choreography of Dennis Nahat to the choreography of Karen Gabay, the principal ballerina.