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Randazzo Dance Company Celebrates 50th Annual Production of The Nutcracker

December 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Randazzo Dance Company Celebrates 50th Annual Production of The Nutcracker

RANDAZZO DANCE COMPANY, FORMERLY THE YPSILANTI AREA DANCERS, CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF EDUCATING AND INSPIRING ANN ARBOR AREA YOUTH

ANN ARBOR, MI—NOVEMBER 2018 – The Ypsilanti Area Dancers was founded by Marjorie Randazzo, Ruth Deake, Suzanne Buck and Madge Davidson. In 2013 Ypsilanti Area Dancers changed its name to Randazzo Dance Company, and continues under the artistic direction of Sara Randazzo and Roya Panahi. Over the years, RDC, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been dedicated to providing young local dancers the opportunity to perform while encouraging appreciation for the fine arts and cultural pride in the community. Randazzo Dance Company has provided dance scholarships for local youth for summer intensive dance programs and offers master classes and performance opportunities for local dancers. Many former members have continued their careers professionally with companies such as National Ballet of Canada, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Ballet Austin, Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Tucson, and have performed in numerous shows on Broadway.

Over 100 young dancers make up the cast of the 50th annual holiday production of The Nutcracker, the largest in RDC history. In addition, Randazzo Dance Company is thrilled to have guest dancers from the University of Michigan and Boston Ballet’s Maria Alvarez Portillo and Michael Ryan join the cast. The guest dancers participate in rehearsals and are an invaluable resource for the young dancers. Randazzo Dance Company’s is committed to providing their dancers professional experiences, while encouraging a joyful experience on and off stage.

The 50th annual Nutcracker will run Saturday, December 8th at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 9th at 2:00pm at Skyline High School. Join supporters, alumni, and families as Randazzo Dance Company celebrates this very special year.

To learn more about Randazzo Dance Company, or to purchase tickets for the 50th annual production of The Nutcracker, visit www.randazzodancecompany.com. Tickets range in price from $10-$25 and special group rates are available.

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December 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am
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December 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm