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Another holiday, another famous ‘Nutcracker’ production

Another holiday, another famous ‘Nutcracker’ production

Andria Barrett, Photographer

December 5, 2016

For 27 years and counting, the St. Croix Ballet is putting on another year of the classical Nutcracker ballet. The ballerinas range in age from three years old to seniors in high school, but adults are also on stage as extras. “You don’t really need to have much talent, but you just have...

St. Croix Ballet puts on ‘Sleeping Beauty’

St. Croix Ballet puts on ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Karisma Vang, Social Media Editor

May 10, 2016

  This year the St. Croix Ballet got ready for their spring show, that played on April 24th. They choose between Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia and Cinderella every year, this year was Sleeping Beauty. The dancers who participated enjoyed the presence of being on stage. Finally able to show ...

St. Croix Ballet prepares 15th annual Nutcracker performance

St. Croix Ballet prepares 15th annual Nutcracker performance

Mary Burchill, Fashion Blog Editor

December 5, 2015

The St. Croix Ballet has made performing the Nutcracker an annual event since 1990, every year dancers work tirelessly to put on an unforgettable performance for Thanksgiving weekend. These dancers work five to six days a week, 20 hours a week, constantly running over numbers and working tireless...

Wichser to play big role in “The Nutcracker”

November 23, 2014

To learn ballet a person will need practice, patience and poise. Not only does ballet require time and energy, but it also requires determination. Junior Ava Wichser portrays all of these characteristics as she gets prepared for her big role as a sugar plum fairy in the upcoming play “The Nutcracker”. Wichser...

Wichser to play big role in “The Nutcracker”

November 18, 2014

To learn ballet, a person will need practice, patience, and poise. Not only does ballet require time and energy, but it also requires determination. Junior Ava Wichser portrays all of these characteristics as she gets prepared for her big role as  a sugar plum fairy in the upcoming play "The Nutcracker". "I...

Triennial Art on Main event back again

Hannah Crawford

April 17, 2014

The coming of spring brings sunshine, blossoming flowers and joy, but most of all, it brings the Art on Main event in historic downtown Stillwater. Art on Main is going to be held on Fri., Apr. 11, and is often described as Stillwater’s fine art walk. The event was co founded by Scott Zahren, o...

St. Croix Ballet prepares for annual ‘Nutcracker’ performance

St. Croix Ballet prepares for annual ‘Nutcracker’ performance

Maddy Boettner

November 28, 2013

The lights dim and the crowd goes quiet, so quiet that the audience could hear a pin drop. The dancers hold their breaths, their hearts racing, until a bright light focuses in on them. They stare ahead into the pitch black audience. The dancers have been preparing their whole life for this moment. Eve...

Nutcracker dances into theaters

Nutcracker dances into theaters

Sara Klein

October 22, 2013

 Heart pounding, legs shaking and breath fast, junior Catherine Wessel walks into the audition room.  She waltzes to the middle of the room, head held high.  Announcing her name, she takes her first position.  The rest of the audition is a blur as she twirls, whirls and leaps across the room. This year the St. Croix Ballet is performing their...

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