East County youth Kristina Schmidt will help bring the story of “The Nutcracker” to life, as she takes a lead role in the Diane Partington Studio of Classical Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” this weekend.
Kristina will portray the lead character, Clara.
Other East County dancers in the show include: Nicoletta Lanese (Snow Queen), Laura McKenna, Sarah Dill, Jessie Chiang, Danielle Calabrese, Katie Goins, Isabelle Starner, Sofia Atzrodt and Lauren Atzrodt.
Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 16, at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota.
Tickets cost $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 12 and younger.
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