Chicago ballerinas to perform with Moscow Ballet

November 13, 2011 7:09:24 AM PST
More than 40 young ballet dancers from Southport Performing Arts Conservatory (SPACE) have achieved quite an accomplishment.

The dancers will perform with the esteemed Moscow Ballet in Tchaikovsky's "Great Russian Nutcracker" in December at the Rosemont Theatre.

All the talented SPACE students represent Chicago and its suburbs.

Altin Naska, owner and founder of SPACE, joined us in our ABC7 studio to talk about the performance accomplishment and to show off their dance skills with a piece from the "Nutcracker." Naska was part of the selection committee during auditions along with Moscow Ballet representatives. He choreographs all the children's parts for the ballet. Dancers Krista Casuga, Danielle Fatore, Medina Kolari and Liza DeWhite also performed the "Spanish Dance" from the Nutcracker Suite.

"The Great Russian Nutcracker"
Saturday, December 10
3 p.m.
Rosemont Theatre
5400 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL

Southport Performing Arts Conservatory (SPACE)
3433-37 W. Peterson Ave.

Chicago's SPACE is a European-style performing arts conservatory that provides instruction in music, dance and drama. Founded in 2005, SPACE has fueled the artistic dreams and aspirations of hundreds of artists from ages pre-school through adult. SPACE provides personalized instruction for all levels of artistic ability and offers a large range of music and dance education including Suzuki instruction, traditional individual instruction and a Gifted Program.

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