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Author:  Azlan [ Sun Dec 09, 2001 7:08 am ]
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Young dancer makes role her own

TOM STRINI, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wow - who is that?

That was my reaction to young Susan Roemer in the Milwaukee Ballet's "The Nutcracker" last year. She was an unheralded student from the company's school, in the role of Marie.
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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Wed Dec 12, 2001 2:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Milwaukee Ballet's Nutcracker

Just before the alarm bells ring, the article tells us that they don't start pointe work until 12.<P><B>Girl, 11, on her toes to be a ballerina</B> <BR>Like most little girls, Alyssa Jendusa dreams of her future. She yearns to be a dancer - a ballet dancer, a ballerina - who will perform gracefully in classics such as Swan Lake, or even The Nutcracker. <BR>Don Clasen, for Lake Country Reporter<BR> <P>The 11-year-old is already literally on her toes to achieve her dream. She's worked seven years to make her dream come true. Her mom and dad, Carrie and James Jendusa of Stone Bank, have cooperated since Alyssa was 4, when she first told of her future desire.<P>"I just wanted to try it (ballet)," said the skinny, but lithe youngster, who has braces on her teeth. She says she learned of ballet from the mother of a friend at the Stone Bank School she attended.<P><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A>

Author:  Azlan [ Sun Dec 08, 2002 2:33 pm ]
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Ballet apprentice bringing mystery to her solo
Wilkes will get moment in spotlight during 'Nutcracker'

Tom Strini, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Ballet dancers who spend the rest of the year being The Third Girl from the Left often get to step out in "The Nutcracker." The long holiday run and the many featured roles have a way of spreading the limelight.
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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sun Dec 22, 2002 11:01 am ]
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Bless the elves Backstage, 'The Nutcracker' moms and dads keep the peace
By Sally L. Hickey for Fox Point/Bayside/River Hills Herald

Spin with me past the glare of the footlights, where the audience can't see moms and dads scurrying to prepare tiny dancing feet to invade fairyland for the Milwaukee Ballet Company's production of "The Nutcracker."

Young dancers, disguised as angels, geese, dolls, Mother Ginger or party children, are sent off by parents to their professional debuts, to take their places beside ballerinas and danseurs with magic in their shoes, princes and princesses whom they'll never forget. It all happens in the current ballet production running through Dec. 29 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St.

About 120 aspiring young dancers, including many from the North Shore, will dance into the enchanted land this holiday season. Backstage, several parents take cues to help ensure the production goes smoothly.

North Shore parents went into action almost immediately after attending the parents' meeting in early October, where rules and duties were spelled out.

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Author:  kurinuku [ Wed Dec 17, 2003 9:40 am ]
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No fairy, lively dancing lift 'Nutcracker'

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Michael Pink has booted the Sugarplum Fairy from his new "Nutcracker," which the Milwaukee Ballet christened Friday.

The Sugarplum's sole reason for being is to stand in for the ingenue, as "the woman she will become," in the grand pas de deux with the idealized Nutcracker Prince. Pink has raised the girl's part - he calls her Marie - from age 12 to 17 and her rank from trainee to principal.

Author:  kurinuku [ Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:52 am ]
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Shining star putting 'Nutcracker' in whole new light

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
December 08, 2004

The Milwaukee Ballet's "The Nutcracker" has been around since 1998, but it remains a work in progress.

Author:  kurinuku [ Sat Dec 11, 2004 10:51 am ]
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Ballet is all it's cracked up to be

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 10, 2004

Of all the Milwaukee Ballet "Nutcrackers" of Christmases past, the present "Nutcracker" is the best.

Author:  kurinuku [ Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:02 am ]
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Performances in 'Nutcracker' make fantasy lives believable
by TOM STRINI for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

I don't know Jennifer Miller's age, but she's no preteen and can't help being a womanly presence on stage. But she's so bright and so inhabited the character of Clara that eventually she made it stick. Her interaction with Marc Petrocci's Fritz evolved from kicks in the behind to innocent, uninhibited delight in dancing with her formerly annoying brother.

published: December 17, 2005

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