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Meet some of the cast of BalletCNJ's Winter Performance 2019! (Part I)

Updated: Nov 26, 2019

(PART I)

Our students are hard at work preparing for BalletCNJ 's Annual Winter Performance!

Dancers ranging from Young Dancer Division to Daytime Professional Training Program will be showcased in two performances on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at Villa Victoria Academy Theater in Ewing, NJ. They will be performing in two festive works: Ashton's "Les Patineurs" (The Skaters) and "The Nutcracker".


BalletCNJ would like to give the opportunity for fans to get to know some of their favorite performers. Please join us in support of these amazing young artists as they pour their heart and talent onto the Winter Performance stage! www.balletcnj.org/performances



Lets Meet BalletCNJ's Stars...



Izik Bromirski (Age 8)


(Ballet IB and Preparatory Division)

Dutch Neck Elementary


What role(s) will you be dancing in BalletCNJ's Winter Performance?

"A Gingerbread Cookie"


How long have you been dancing?

"4 years"


What excites you most about performing?

"Going onstage"


Favorite Holiday Season tradition? "Hanukkah"


Do you have any other hobbies other than ballet? "I like to write Poems"


Whats your favorite ballet? "The Nutcracker"


Any pre-performance superstition/rituals?

"I say something positive!"


Any words of advice for other young aspiring dancers?

"You need to practice a lot!"




Alexandria Jones (Age 8)


(Ballet 1B and Preparatory Division)

Yardville Elementary


What role(s) will you be dancing in BalletCNJ's Winter Performance?

"Gingerbread Cookie"


What was your first role in BalletCNJ's Winter Performance?

"A Christmas Tree Angel in The Nutcracker"


What excites you most about performing?

"I get to dance in front of people and it gives me a good feeling!"


Do you have any hobbies other than ballet?

"I like to ride my bike!"


Favorite food?

"Mac & Cheese"


Who is your favorite professional ballet dancer?

"Tiler Peck of New York City Ballet"


Do you get nervous before performing?

"No, not at all!"


Any words of advice for other young aspiring dancers?

"Dance big, dream big!"




Cassandra Longville (Age 9)


(Ballet III and Daytime Professional Training Program)

Home-schooled (Acellus)


How long have you been dancing?

"6 years"


What roles will you dancing in BalletCNJ's Winter Performance?

" Blue Corps in Les Patineurs and Arabian Side in The Nutcracker"


What excited you most about performing?

"Being in the spotlight!"


Favorite Holiday Season tradition?

"Making Cookies!"


What do you want to be when you grow up?

"A ballerina and an architect"


Favorite professional ballet dancer?

"Misty Copeland, Principal of American Ballet Theatre"


Favorite ballet company?

" The Royal Ballet of London"


What are you looking forward to in 2020?

"I will be representing USA and BalletCNJ in the Miami International Ballet Competition and Youth America Grand Prix!"





Maggie Wu (Age 10)


(Ballet III/Dancer Division)

Village School


How long have you been dancing?

"Since I was 5"


What role(s) will you be dancing in BalletCNJ's Winter Performance?

"Blue Corps in Les Patineurs and Arabian Side in The Nutcracker"


Favorite Holiday Season tradition?

"BalletCNJ Winter Performance"


What excites you most about performing?

"Showing my talent that I have been working on"


Favorite ballet?

"Swan Lake"


What do you want to be when you get older?

"A doctor"


Favorite food?

"Ice cream"


Any words of advice for other aspiring young dancers?

"Be confident and have fun!"





Madisyn Luz (Age 11)


(Ballet III and Pre-Professional Division)

Fisher Middle School


How long have you been dancing?

"10 years"


What role(s) will you be dancing in BalletCNJ's Winter Performance?

"A Young Skater in Les Patineurs and a Snowflake and Spanish Side in The Nutcracker"


Favorite Holiday Season tradition?

"Looking at all of the houses decorated with Christmas lights"


What excites you most about performing?

"Showing all of my hard work"


Any pre-performance superstitions/rituals?

"I make the sign of the cross and pray that I will do well"


Favorite Ballet?

"Swan Lake"


Favorite Movie?

"High School Musical"


Any words of advice for other aspiring young dancers?

"Never give up and follow your dreams!"




Josephine Ryan (Age 11)


(Ballet III and Daytime Professional Training Program)

Home-schooled (Laurel Springs School)


How long have you been dancing for?

"9 years"


What role(s) will you be dancing in BalletCNJ's Winter Performance?

"A Young Skater in Les Patineurs and a Snowflake, Chinese Tea Lead, and a Flower in The Nutcracker"


What excites you most about performing?

"Making people happy!"


Favorite Holiday Season tradition?

"Spending time with my family"


Do you get nervous before you go onstage?

"Yes, but I also get excited"


Favorite Ballet Company?

"New York City Ballet"


Favorite Song?

"Mariah Carey's All I want for Christmas is you"


What are you looking forward to in 2020?

"Competing in MIBC and YAGP!"




Keira Dallos (Age 12)


(Ballet III/Dancer Division)

Sacred Heart School


How Long have you been performing in BalletCNJ's Winter Performance?

"This is my 3rd Winter Performance Season at BalletCNJ"


What role(s) will you be dancing in the BalletCNJ Winter Performance?

"A Young Skater in Les Patineurs and Mother Ginger and Spanish Side in the The Nutcracker"


What excites you most about performing?

"Being able to have fun and put on a great performance!"


Favorite Holiday Season tradition?

"My family and I like watching Hallmark movies and being together"


Do you have hobbies other than ballet?

" Karate, Band, Choir, Math Club, and Student Council"


Favorite ballet company?

"American Ballet Theatre"


Favorite Food?

"Sushi"


Any words of advice for other aspiring young dancers?

"Work hard, it will pay off!"



Jasmine Lu (Age 12)


(Ballet III/Dancer Division)

Community Middle School


How long have you been dancing?

"I've danced on and off, but about 7 years"


What role(s) will you be dancing in the BalletCNJ Winter Performance?

"Young Skater in Les Patineurs and Pink Flower and Chinese Tea Lead in The Nutcracker"


What excites you most about performing?

"Getting to express yourself"


Favorite Holiday Season tradition?

"Giving presents/making and getting money from Chinese New Year!"


What do you want to be when you grow up?

"An artist, dancer, or teacher"


Any pre-performance superstition/rituals?

"The thing where you shake your arms and legs 4 times...then 3 times, etc.."


What is your favorite ballet?

"The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, or Swan Lake"


Any words of advice for other aspiring young dancers?

"Don't be afraid to mess up or fall!"



Sophie Takano (Age 12)


(Ballet III/Dancer Division)

Princeton Day School


What role(s) will you be dancing in the BalletCNJ Winter Performance?

"Young Skater in Les Patineurs, and Chinese Tea Lead and Flower in The Nutcracker"


What excites you most about performing?

"The costumes and just the excitement of being onstage!"


Favorite Holiday Season tradition?

"Getting gifts on Christmas, getting money on Chinese and Japanese New Year!"


Favorite Ballet?

"The Nutcracker"


Favorite Food?

"Ramen and Sushi"


Do you get nervous before you go onstage?

"Sometimes I get nervous!"


Any pre-performance superstitions/rituals?

"Wearing pineapples and saying Good Luck!"


Any words of advice for other aspiring young dancers?

"Never give up, pay attention, and don't sit or lean on anything in class!"



We wish these Young Artists the best of luck as they take the stage in the BalletCNJ Winter Performance 2019! To purchase tickets visit www.balletcnj.org/performances


Keep up to date with the BalletCNJ Blog to learn more about other Winter Performance 2019 cast members!

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