Nutcracker Ballet Comes to East Texas

by Ramonica R. Jones

Christmas is still a few weeks away, but a group of students got to see a classical ballet that features the world's most famous Christmas gift. Performers from Lufkin's Academy of Dance and Gymnastics performed "The Nutcracker Ballet", just like the academy does every year for more than 2,000 school children in East Texas.

The Nutcracker Ballet is the story of a young German girl who dreams of a nutcracker prince and a fierce battle against a mouse king. The story is told through music and dance. Even with no dialogue, the magic of the story held the young audience's attention.