A Nutcracker Prince returns

Another nutcracker prince is returning to Kelowna to dance in Mission Dance Centre’s The Nutcracker.

One of the greatest rewards for artistic director Tanya Bakala is when a student who was home-grown at MDC goes out into the professional dance world and returns to share their talent with the next generation of new hopefuls.

This winter season, David Denton Protsack is that returning student. He’s grown into a handsome young man, and will dance the role of the prince in The Nutcracker, along with the dance students of the pre-professional program.

Mission Dance has been blessed in the past years, as students like Protsack come back to partner with the young, up-and-coming ballerinas.

What a treat and wonderful experience for these teen female dancers, who have the opportunity to be partnered with a professional.

Not many teen girls have such a special chance to step into the role of Clara or the Sugarplum Fairy, and to be partnered with
professionals. But here at MDC we strive to make this dream a reality.

This year the role of Clara will be danced by Taria Soames (during the matinee) and Anna Baerg (during the eveing and school shows).

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