Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble stages ‘Nutcracker’
Sailor Streeter plays the role of Clara while dancing with the Nutcracker doll played by Elizabeth Yen in the Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble's Nutcracker performance. | Michelle LaVigne ~ Sun-Times Media
Updated: January 7, 2013 6:27AM
BARRINGTON — The Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble put on three performances last week of “The Nutcracker” at Barrington High School.
Opening night for the 18th year of the dance ensemble’s two-act ballet was Nov. 30.
The cast, consisting of about 90 performers from the Barrington area, also performed encores Dec. 1 and 2.
The production features elaborate costuming and staging, including a breathtaking snow scene. Guest artists from national and Chicago regional dance companies perform lead soloist roles and are joined by more than 75 suburban Chicago student dancers.
Sailor Streeter of Barrington, an eighth-grader at St. Anne’s School, and Victoria Van Hollen of Lake Barrington, an eighth-grader at Barrington Middle School-Station Campus, shared the role of Clara.
Additional local performers were:
From Barrington: Audrey Brett, Macy Brett, Madeleine Carroll, Lauren Chon, Morgan Chon, Megan Clement, Alexa Coy, Meghan Doran, Sofia Gierthy, Olivia Guntin, Kate Howell, Cassandra Keaton, Molly Knecht, Kiri Kolasinski, John Kolasinski, Jessica Malec, Mikayla Patten, Maggie Pechan, Hannah Ray, Caroline Rees, Abby Richmond, Lourdes Sak, Isabella Sepe, Libby Shannon, Lucy Shannon, Alexandra Skopek, Katherine Stagnito, Marie Tako, Ava Thome and Claudia Wachsman.
From Barrington Hills: Elizabeth Ballot, Julia Benkendorf, Emma Landenberger, Becca May, Julia Scheffler and Georgina Spence.
From Kildeer: Jessica and Stephanie Eggers.
From Lake Barrington: Rose Abrahamson, Kathryn Brunner, Diana Donnelly, Tiffany Frankel, Hannah Harris, Hayden Harris, Caroline Jensen, Elizabeth McHugh, Juliana Nikolich and Eliza Seagrist.
From Lake Zurich: Brittany Bonefas, Mackenzie Jaekel, Ava Malin, Sofia Menyalkin and Elizabeth Yen.
From Mundelein: Kendall Scott and Genevieve Wright.
From North Barrington: Lauren Colella.
From Port Barrington: Emma Vogeler.
From South Barrington: Isabella Stojka.