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.
“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.”
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