Thank you to all the many patrons who attended Central West Ballet's annual production of the classic Nutcracker Ballet at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Thanks to the dancers of all ages who dedicated long hours to make this an outstanding performance. Our Artistic Director René Daveluy and Ballet Mistress Leslie Ann Larson again used their talents and expertise to orchestrate this wonderful holiday treasure. Kudos to those who managed more than 110 dancers during the rehearsals and performances. Special mention needs to be made to the seamstresses who were in continuing costume modification and repair mode. Thanks to Mayor Garrad Marsh and the other guests who played Mother Ginger.
We look forward to seeing you at our next performances on Feb. 15 and 16. We will present Dance Innovators, New Works. In addition the Balanchine Trust has granted us the honor of performing Balanchine's Serenade, First Movement.
HUGH ROSE III
board president, Central West Ballet