More than 20 Fellom Ballet School intermediate and advanced dancers are volunteering to bring the “land of sweets” to life in a “mini” traveling “Nutcracker” this holiday season.
As part of Fellom Ballet’s commitment to arts in education, the cast will take their show on the road to Champ Cooper Elementary School and Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School. The cast will also entertain residents of Live Oak Village, Hammond Nursing Home, St. Albert the Great Chapel and the Catholic Student Center. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Fellom Ballet has presented the traveling Nutcracker as a community service project. Cynthia Fellom Tricou will serve as narrator of the ballet that was choreographed by Kelly Maloney Domiano, Claire Draper and Maggie Rownd.
Alana Knight, of Ponchatoula Junior High School, will dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The cast also includes the following TPSS students: Party Children - Lola Hansen, of D.C. Reeves Elementary School and Abigail Thompson, of Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School; Ballerina Doll - Jai-Li Colucci, of Southeastern Laboratory School; Harlequin Twin Doll - Sidney Harvey, of Loranger Middle School; Soldier Doll - Madison Greer, of Hammond Eastside Elementary School; Dancers - Siri Lopinto, of Champ Cooper Elementary School, Fiona Hawkins and Claire Krousel, of Southeastern Laboratory School; Russian Dancer - Brianne Nix, of Hammond High Magnet School; Dew Drop Fairy - Alexandra Crovetto of Ponchatoula Junior High School, Abby Harper, of Martha Vinyard Elementary School, and Katie Simon, of Southeastern Laboratory School.