The Nutmeg Ballet Prepares for an Annual Event

Dance: ‘The Nutcracker’
Photo by Marsden Epworth Victoria Mazzarelli, Nutmeg Ballet’s artistic director, instructs young dancers rehearsing for the Conservatory’s upcoming performance of “The Nutcracker.” Dancers from left are Simone Muhammad, Nick Keeperman, Mazzarelli and Alma Evertz, right

Nutmeg Ballet’s artistic director, Victoria Mazzarelli, is focusing these days on the conservatory’s annual production of “The Nutcracker.” When I arrived at the studio, Mazzarelli was coaching partners featured in the Arabian scene in Act II. Four pairs of dancers will cover the six shows.

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