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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker

A special photo provided the perfect holiday gathering for Kansas City Ballet Guild parents of children in the cast of this year’s Nutcracker. More than 200 roles are filled by professional dancers and local students. The Nutcracker runs through December 23rd at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts with music by the Kansas City Symphony. 

Also featured in the December 15th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Larry F. Levenson

(Front row) Ella Fenske, Aria Gatchell, Calla Jordan, and Elizabeth Nordhus (second row) Anna Marie Trickey, Mari Mongil-Trickey, Melanie Fenske, Kimberly Gatchell, Karen Dunlap, Karen Jordan, Amy Sue Bliss, Kathy Nordhus, Maggie Andriani, and Renee Andriani (back row) Katherine Dunlap, Abby Sue Bliss and Sophia Heithoff-Dominguez
(Front row) Macy Jordan and Cayo Heithoff-Dominguez (second row) Ailis Reavey, Hope Wampler, Kaitlyn Storm, Lucy Petet, and Emily Lorius Hughes (back row) Denise Reavey, Jennifer Wampler, Karen Jordan, Barbara Storm, Amy Sue Bliss, Melinda Petet, and Carita Hughes



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Rising Star Megan Bubb

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