Lauren Woodward, 13, and Madyson Quinn Starner, 13, will dance the role of Clara for the Toledo Ballet’s 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Nutcracker. Woodward, a junior high school student at Anthony Wayne, will dance on December 12 at 2pm and December 13 at 2pm.
Woodward has been dancing since she was five years old. Training in jazz, contemporary and classical ballet, this will be Woodward’s ninth year in the Nutcracker.
Starner will perform in the matinee student performance on December 11 and on December 12 at the 7pm performance. She played the Clara role in 2014 in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. “I have always wanted to dance the role of Clara since I was a little girl. I dreamed of… being her,” she said. “To do it for the 75th anniversary is so exciting and such an honor. I am so thankful to have been given the opportunity!”
Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12 at 2pm and 7pm, Sunday, December 13 at 2pm
$25-$55 | www.toledoballet.org