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Mayor Pro Tem Bill Miranda presents a recognition award to Corinne Glover and Carol Guidry

Santa Clarita Ballet Celebrates 25 Years Of ‘The Nutcracker’

The City of Santa Clarita recognized the Santa Clarita Ballet for 25 years of contribution to the local arts community on Saturday.

Mayor Pro Tem Bill Miranda presented the award to the Santa Clarita Ballet before their Saturday performance of The Nutcracker, recognizing the ballet company for their 25th year of performing the Christmas holiday classic.

“It was to commemorate the anniversary and to recognize all the work that they’ve done for the city, and really the community,” said award organizer Maria Barraza.

Corinne Glover, the founder and director of the Santa Clarita Ballet, and Artistic Director Carol Guidry accepted the award on behalf of the dance company and the associated Santa Clarita Ballet Academy, which trains and teaches students from the age of three in Royal Academy of Dance Certified ballet programs, according to officials.

All the members of the performing ballet troupe are high-school-aged students, according to Barraza. Many students stay with the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy for over a decade, spending their formative years shaped by the people and performances.

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“They have such an effect on these dancer’s lives, it’s just such an amazing place, fostering these careers and childhood memories,” Barraza said. “There are so many people involved, I just wanted to make sure that they feel the love as well.”

For more information on the Santa Clarita Ballet, visit their website here.

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Santa Clarita Ballet Celebrates 25 Years Of ‘The Nutcracker’

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About Jade Aubuchon

A Santa Clarita native, Jade has spent her whole life involved in community outreach. After graduating from Learning Post High in 2015, she went on to College of the Canyons to pursue a double major in English and Marketing. Jade spent several years as a ballroom dance performer for a local studio and has performed at public and private events throughout Santa Clarita.