177 Old Camden Rd
Camden , DE 19934
Abby Chow is 16 years old and is in 11th grade attending Caesar Rodney High School. She has been dancing for 12 years. Her favorite part about dance is the hard work that is put into making a performance look effortless.
"Hi my name is Amanda Eichler. I am 17 years old and I have been dancing since I was 6 years old. I am a Junior at Smyrna High School and dancing is my life!"
"My name is Ana Tegtmeier. I am 15 as of August. I have been dancing for 12 years and I am a sophomore at CRHS. Nutcracker is my favorite time of year. Everyone is excited and there is plenty of extra rehearsal time in the studio. The studio is my second home, and dance is my life. My favorite quote is "Those who dance are thought mad by those who do not hear the music.""
Brittany Poore-"I am 14 years old. I live to dance. I have been dancing for 9 years and I am currently a company member of the Delaware Ballet. This year, I dance the roles of a widows daughter, snow corps, lead chinese, marzipan, and flowers. My favorite role I dance this year is lead chinese because it's a fast dance that is filled with energy. In our studio, on the wall, it says "If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always gotten." This quote helps me strive to do better."
"My name is Brooke Mobley, I am 16, and I attend Polytech High School. I have been dancing for 13 years, it is something I could not imagine my life without. Dance has shown me the person I can be and what I can become with dedication and hard work. My experience with the Delaware Ballet has been something I will never forget. We have all grown so close, we are truly like a family."
"Hi, my name is Devon Filicicchia. I am 16 years old and a junior at Lake Forest High School. I have been dancing since I was 5 and this is my 7th Nutcracker. I am so excited for this year and wish everyone the best of luck!"
I'm Emalie Lawson, and I have been dancing at Central Delaware Dance Academy for 12 years, studying ballet, jazz, tap, and lyrical. Ballet is my favorite, with lyrical in a very close second. I have been a member of the Delaware Ballet for 4 years and on pointe just as long. This year marks my 13th performance in The Nutcracker. I am a 15 year old sophomore at Dover High School and enrolled in the dance program there, where I am a member of the high school's dance company. Dance is my life, I love it. Nothing sums it up better than the saying "It's not about trying to keep dry in the storm, life is about learning how to dance in the rain."
Haley Lloyd- "I'm 16 and have been dancing for 13 years. I love going to class every day knowing there is something I can improve and the satisfaction I get from the progress I make; I can't imagine my life without dance! My favorite role that I've danced is the Crocodile in our Peter Pan production, it was a very unique role. I love dancing in the Snow Scene in the Nutcracker, it is so beautiful! As Paulo Coelho said, "I think classical ballet dancers dance on pointe because they're simultaneously touching the earth and reaching up to the skies."
Hayley Schuster is 16 years old and is a junior at Caesar Rodney High School. She started dancing at the age of 4 and has been dancing with the Delaware Ballet for 5 years. Her favorite roles from past Nutcrackers have been Arabian, Lead Marzipan, and Flowers.
"My name is Heather Reid. I am 16 years old and I have been dancing for 12 years. My favorite part of Nutcracker is this year's new battle scene; everyone's going to love it! I love dancing because it's a way to forget about all of my other issues and it's something not a lot of other people do- or understand. My favorite quote is "Dance is the only art wherein we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.""
"Hi, my name is Julie Carpenter. I am 16 years old and have been dancing for 11 years. I am in 10th grade at Caesar Rodney High School. I love dancing because I love the feeling of being on stage and the feeling of accomplishment from working so hard on something."
"Hi! My name is Julie Konrad. I am 16 years old and I attend Caesar Rodney High School as a junior. I have been dancing for the past 10 years and I love every minute of it. Dance has taught me so much and it has shaped me into the person I am today. I couldn't be more grateful for the group of dancers I have come to know as my second family. Nutcracker is by far my favorite performance of the year. A special quote I have grown up hearing is "Don't worry, be happy", because dancing is not only about performing for the audience, but performing for yourself."
"My name is Samantha Land. I'm 15 years old and I attend Polytech High School. I've been dancing since I was 2 years old. I am a company member of the Delaware Ballet. I love to dance because it allows me to express myself. One dance saying that I love is "It's amazing what goes into making something effortless". This is very true, because it takes a lot of hard work and practice but it pays off in the end. That is why I love dance."
"My name is Taylor Paskey , I am 17 years old, and I attend Polytech High School. I have been dancing for 9 years and it has shaped me into the ambitious individual I am today. Through the long rehearsals, blood, sweat, and tears, dance has become a part of me. Most importantly, the people that I have been fortunate enough to meet along the way have made it a passion of mine. Something I will always remember is that "truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, but impossible to forget.""
"Hi! My name is Noel Majka. I attend Holy Cross School and am in the 8th grade. I dance not just because it's fun or that it looks pretty, but because I get to express myself though my body. As often as it's said, actions speak louder than words. Also, ballet is and has always been a part of me even from when I was little and danced around during Church. Ballet plays a huge role in my life, and I hope that never changes."
"My name is Taylor Kimmey and I am in 7th grade. I love dancing, The Hunger Games, and the band One Direction. My favorite quote is "It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart". My favorite role from The Nutcracker was Lead Polly but I am excited about being Clara this year!"
"Hi my name is Marissa Garzarella, I'm 13 years old, and I am a 7th grader at Holy Cross School. I have been dancing for 6 years. I love dancing not only because it's beautiful, but because it's a great way to express myself. I love the feeling of being on stage doing what I love. My favorite dance quote is "Dance. The body says what words cannot." I love how you can tell a story by dancing and body language. Being a part of the Delaware Ballet was something I always looked forward to. My instructors are a big part of why I am still dancing and my love for dance will continue until the end."
177 Old Camden Rd
Camden , DE 19934