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30 youth from Bellevue to perform in Nutcracker

Thirty students from Bellevue will be part of the Pacific Northwest Ballet's production of the Nutcracker this year.

The Nutcracker opens Nov. 26.

Young performers from Bellevue include:

Shoka Araki, 5th grade Somerset Elementary; Julia Bray, 3rd grade, Medina Elementary; Jade Butler, grade 8 Highland Middle School; Elia Cisneros, 8th grade, Chinook Middle School; Holly Ellis, 8th grade, Issaquah Middle School; Abrigail Fiebig, grade 4, Spiritridge Elementary; Shamber Goldstein, 7th grade, Odle Middle School; Elana Hamblin, 2nd grade, Spiritridge Elementary; Johanna Hasselqvist, 4th grade, Ardmore Elementary; Olivia Jurgensen, 6th grade, Chinook Middle School; Mallory Kilbreath, 5th grade, Somerset Elementary; Katherine Kim. 6th grade, Sacred Heart; Jessica Kwiram, 3rd grade, Bear Creek School; Isabelle Lai, 5th grade, Open Window School; Indiana Lau, 5th grade, Somerset Elementary; Olivia Lybeck; 4th grade, Spiritridge Elementary; Rachel May, 7th grade, Chinook Middle School; Tiffany Myers, 7th grade, Tillicum Middle School; Arlee Ness, 6th grade, Tillicum Middle School; Eleanor Pearson, 6th grade, Villa Academy; Lindsey Pool, 5th grade, St. Thomas School; Dora Pungan, 4th grade, Cougar Ridge; Kuu Sakuragi, 7th grade, Highland Middle School; Eudora Sheridan, 3rd grade, homeschool; Emma Sherrell, 4th grade, Clyde Hill; Eun-Sun Shin, 4th grade, Lake Hills; Elina Stirret, 4th grade, Eastgate; Maya Thomas, 7th grade, International School; Rose Wittenmyer, homeschool; Lillian Zhou, 4th grade; Somerset Elementary.

Kailin, Jade, Tiffany, Arlee, Eun-Sun and Olivia Lybeck are students in PNB’s DanceChance program, which provides full tuition scholarships to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue a dance career.

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