Thursday, November 06, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Four Coweta Dancers in GA Youth Ballet's Nutcracker

Coweta Arts Tidbits

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November 6, 2008

Four Coweta Dancers in GA Youth Ballet's Performance of Nutcracker


     According to Mary Caroline Moore of the Georgia Youth Ballet, there will be four Coweta County dancers in this year's four performances of the famed Nutcracker.  Her daugher, Emily Moore, who has performed in many of the GYB's productions during the past several years, has graduated and is now dancing in college!  But her sister, Ann Moore, is still here and she will be one of the Nutcracker performers, dancing as a sheep in the Court of the Sugar Plum Fairy in all four of the shows.  Ann lives in Newnan.


     Emily Ward of Senoia will be dancing as the Dream Fairy in two of the shows, and as the lead Russian in the other two shows.  Olivia Jenkins from Sharpsburg will be the shepherdess in two shows, and the Arabian in two shows.  The fourth Cowetan, Raegan Barnhill of Sharpsburg, who is a former GYB student and now is one of the teachers, will be a dancer in the Snow and Flowers scene.  According to Moore, this is the first time a teacher has ever been one of the performers in the Ballet corps. 

     All four of  the shows will be held at Patriot Hall in Sandy Creek High School.  The first show will be Family Night on Friday, December 12 at 7:30 PM.  Tickets for this show are $8.  The other three shows will be on Saturday December 13 at 2:30 PM and 8:00 PM, and on Sunday, December 14 at 2:30 PM.  The ticket prices for these shows will be $15 for adults and $12 for students (and also senior citizens).
     Information on the Georgia Youth Ballet is available on their website
     Sandy Creek High School is located at 360 Jenkins Road in Tyrone in Fayette County.    
    The photograph below shows the four Coweta performers. Pictured (left to right) are Olivia Jenkins as Shepherdess, Raegan Barnhill (sitting) as Flowers, Emily Ward as Dream Fairy and Ann Moore (kneeling) as Court. 

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