True Dance and Company will be presenting "Frozen, the ballet" and "The Greatest Show" this Saturday, May 18, at Lincoln East High School at noon and 5 p.m.
The ballet, choreographed by Shari True, assisted by Betsy Andersen and Ali Spurgin, includes more than 110 children ranging from ages 5 to 19 from True Dance's Ballet Program and will be featured in both matinee and evening shows.
Main characters for the ballet will include Emily Yost, a senior at Lincoln Pius X; Lila Swope and Nicole Fintel, both seniors at Lincoln East; Taylor Fry, a senior at Lincoln Lutheran; and Leah Andersen, Rose Copes, Gracie Firestone and Emma Luci, all juniors at Lincoln East.
This ballet is an enchanting tale of two sisters' love, which unfolds a magical journey sure to delight audiences of all ages. Tickets will be available at the door for both noon and 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person while quantities last. Doors open one hour prior to showtimes.
Senior Nicole Fintel has danced with True for the past 11 years. In the fall, she plans to attend Harvard University and concentrate on government. Senior Taylor Fry has been dancing all her life and is captain of her high school dance team. In the fall, she will attend Creighton University to pursue a nursing degree, and will continue her dance career on the Creighton dance team. Senior Lila Swope has been dancing with True for 14 years and is captain of her high school dance team, the Apollonaires. She will attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the fall and double major in psychology and Spanish.
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Senior Emily Yost, from Pius X, has been dancing since age 3 with TDC for most of her career. Emily is captain of the Pius X Thunderettes dance team. Emily has been recognized under True's direction as top 3 in YAGP classical variations in Kansas City, a worldwide ballet competition. She will attend UNL in the fall and intends to major in biology, pursuing a pre-med degree.
Leah Andersen, from Lincoln East, has been dancing at True for over 11 years, She will be graduating high school as a junior and has been accepted on scholarship to the Ballet West trainee program.
The noon show will also include over 200 of True Dance Company's finest young dancers in "The Greatest Show," a jazz, tap, hip-hop and creative movement portion of the spring show. The 5 p.m. show will feature TDC's dancers, who have competed both regionally and locally for the past five months, winning technique awards, choreography awards and showmanship awards, placing in overalls and winning many individual scholarships and honors.
True Dance offers great Summer Dance Camps for children featuring "Princess Camp," "Super Hero Camp" and "Unicorns & Dragon Camp" headed up by director McKenzie Dosch. TDC also offers "Boot Dance Camp" for students age 8 and up, and a trainee program for company and YAGP students called "Summer Intensive," which will feature guest artists from around the country in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap and contemporary dance. For more information, call 402-423-8838 or go to truedancelincoln.com