Earlier this year, six students from Abbotsford’s Freestyle Dance Centre attended an audition for the upcoming performance of the Nutcracker by the prestigious Goh Academy of Ballet in Vancouver.
Julia Kennedy, Emily Koopmans, Isaac Speilman, Mackenzie Penner, Carly Penner and Alexia Borseth were among the students cast in the production. However, due to prior commitments, only Kennedy, Koopmans and Speilman will be performing.
The Nutcracker takes place at the Centre of Performing Arts in Vancouver on Dec. 19-23.
Speilman who started dancing at Freestyle only three years ago has landed the prestigious role of Fritz, the mischievous brother of Clara. Emily and Julia have earned two roles as the Giant Mouse and Cavalry.
Emileigh Gessner auditioned for The Nutcracker with The Royal City Youth Ballet and has been cast in two roles.