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

Updated: Dec 3, 2019


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 BalletCNJ performers. Please join us in support of these amazing young artists as they pour their heart and talent onto the Winter Performance stage!

Lets Meet More of BalletCNJ's Stars..

Francis Story (Age 12)

(Ballet III and Daytime Professional Training Program)


How long have you been dancing?

"5 1/2 years"

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

"Red Corps in Les Patineurs and Chinese Lead in The Nutcracker"

What excites you most about performing?

"Making a connection with the audience"

Favorite Holiday Season tradition?

"Nutcracker of course! No matter how many performances I've done, I never get tired of it!"

What do you want to be when you grow up?

"A professional ballet dancer"

Favorite professional ballet dancer?

"Steven McRae, principal dancer with the Royal Ballet"

Favorite ballet?

"La Bayadere"

Any words of advice for other aspiring young dancers?

"Don't try to be exactly like another dancer. Develop your own artistry and remember that some artists mature more quickly than others"