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The Nutcracker Ballet to be performed Dec. 14-15

Photo caption: Tickets are on sale at the Osage Nation Visitors Center on the corner of Main and Lynn Avenue, at Salt Creek on Kihekah in Pawhuska, or online at www.dancemaker.net. Adult tickets are $15 and student tickets are $8. Courtesy Photo

Dance Maker Academy will present the “Nutcracker Ballet” at the Constantine Theater Dec. 14-15.

“We invite families and friends to make lifelong memories by attending this timeless ballet – showcasing our student dancers performing to Tchaikovsky’s beloved music. With a story that sparks the imagination of audiences young and old, the Nutcracker will whisk you away to distant lands with its whimsical battles, hypnotizing snow flurries and celebratory sets and costumes,” said Jenna Smith, Dance Maker Academy Director of Dance in a prepared release.

“The community is invited to attend this ballet favorite, made famous by the late Osage prima ballerina Maria Tallchief, who danced the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy under the direction of George Balanchine with the New York City Ballet,” she said in the release.

Tickets are on sale at the Osage Nation Visitors Center on the corner of Main and Lynn Avenue, at Salt Creek on Kihekah in Pawhuska, or online at www.dancemaker.net. Adult tickets are $15 and student tickets are $8.

Dance Maker is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible. Donations can be sent to 400 Palmer Avenue Pawhuska, OK 74056.

“We thank our sponsors, Osage Casinos, Osage Foundation, Jerry and Marlene Mosley, Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Rumsey, Steve and Ann Teget, Blue Sky Bank, and Jesse Worten III, for helping us to continue the legacy of ballet in the Osage and look forward to others joining our efforts,” Smith said in the release.