Everything You need to know for this weekends Nutcracker Performance!


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Nutcracker Cast 2019

Sugar Plum- Danielle Diem, Julia Levin, Julianna Villella
Clara- Giuliana McGuigan, Audrey Paterniani, Brynn Tully
Fritz- Emily Cary, Shea Gannon, Alyssa Doyer
Dolls- Emma Levine, Nikki Cyrus, Christina Villella, Alexa Lombardi
Soldier Doll- Emily Mahoney
Mouse Queen- Jayne Lehmann
Snow Queen- Hailey Gahan, Leah Sycoff
Chocolate- Jordan Campanelli
Arabian- Toni Montiel, Charlie Wolen
Tea Lead- Carly Coronato
Russian- Olivia Athan, Ashley Leach, Jenna Mackiewicz, Meghan Mahoney, Trien Song
Tarantella- Maddie Mandel
Marzipan- Leah Sycoff, Victoria Fusaro, Alexa Hakim
Dew Drop- Emily Murphy
Demi Drops- Isabella DePinto, Julia Lin
Snow- Senior Ballet
Waltz- Junior Intermediate Ballet
Tarantella- Ballet 10-12, Monday 6:30 class
Battle Scene- Mini Ballet
Party Scene- Junior Primary & Junior Secondary
Angels- Junior Secondary
Gingerbread- Friday 4:30 class 

2017 Nutcracker 

A bit about Miss Megan...

Megan Doyle-Paterniani hails from Albany, New York. She began dancing at the Cantarella School of Dance at the age of 2 and performed with the Albany Berkshire Ballet. She continued her serious study with David Otto and Leslie Roy, both former soloists with the New York City Ballet where her training took her to pursue summer dance intensives at New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSA) and North Carolina School of the Arts.

Megan is a graduate of the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College where she received her BFA in Dance Performance and performed soloist roles with the Purchase Dance Corp such as, "The Nutcracker", "Serenade", and "Who Cares?". Mrs. Paterniani spent a summer abroad at the Caracas Metropolitan Ballet in Caracus, Venezuela and was a guest artist at the Dance for Life AIDS benefit for the Capitol Ballet Company.

Upon graduation, Megan danced as a soloist for Ballet Long Island under the direction of Debra Punzi and and also acted as her Ballet Mistress for the Nutcracker. There she performed roles in "A Midsummer's Night Dream", "Pas de Quatre", "Le Corsaire Pas de Deux", "The Nutcracker", and "Peter and the Wolf". During this time she also performed with Ballet Builders at the Florance Guild Hall as well as performing her own works at the Merce Cunningham Studio and the Blue Muse Project at Riverside Church in New York City.

Megan is a former dance faculty member at Adelphi University in New York and has taught at many studios in the Long Island area. She has choreographed many pieces for Competition and Nationals where some have won 1st place overall. Megan is currently collaborating with a local author of children's books by creating the author's story through dance as well as co-directing the Nutcracker for North Shore Studio of Dance's Holiday Pageant. She is a proud wife and mother of 4 children and hopes to continue to inspire a new generation of dancers to come!