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


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 BalletCNJ's Stars..

Nadia Espinoza (Age 14)

(Ballet V and Professional Division Student)

The Pennington School

How long have you been dancing?

"11 years"

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

"Purple Girl in Les Patineurs and Snow Queen, a Snowflake, and Dewdrop in The Nutcracker"

What excites you most about performing?

"The stage, the lights, and the gorgeous costumes!"

Favorite Holiday Season tradition?

"Going ice skating in Bryant Park with friends"

Any pre-performance superstitions/rituals?

"Listening to music and wearing pineapple accessories for fun"

Favorite professional ballet dancer?

"Isabella Boylston, principal with ABT"

Favorite ballet?

"Balanchine's Jewels"

Any words of advice for other aspiring young dancers?

"Work hard and stretch from a young age!"