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Studio 3 Dance, based in Plano for 18 years, is performing The Snow Queen Ballet on Sunday, November 15 with performances at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the beautiful Eisemann Center, Bank of America Theatre (2351 Performance Dr.) in Richardson.

This ballet showcases the talents of more than 70 Plano and surrounding area residents, ranging in age from 2–18 years old. The ballet is choreographed and directed by the former professional ballerina, Sally Johnson.

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen is a fairy tale written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875). The story, published in 1845, is a sweet love story that focuses on the struggle between good and evil and is set in a winter wonderland.

The stage of the Bank of America Theater will be transformed into a blustering, beautiful wintry enchantment with gorgeous sets and snowflakes galore.

Tickets are only $15 and available online at eisemanncenter.com. All ages are welcome for a magical evening of holiday spirit.

This year’s Snow Queen ballet features Hannah Early (Plano West Senior High) as the Snow Queen, Samantha Hebert (Renner Middle School) as Gerda, Tanner Murray (PACE University) as Kae, Claire Walls (Haggard Middle School) as the Indian Princess, Jordan Sullivan (Renner Middle School) as the Magician, Jacqueline Burak (Southern Methodist University) as the Royal Princess, and Brendon Fredericks (Dance Company of Wylie) as the Royal Prince. Sixty more students will perform in the show in addition to over 20 staff, parents and community members.

“My students love to dance and it shows in their performances. I love that this performance gives our students an extra chance to shine on stage in addition to their spring recital. Our competition dancers also enjoy the opportunity to perfect their technique by performing in this ballet,” stated Brenda Wilder, Studio 3 owner and director.

When: Sunday, November 15 with performances at 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.

Where: Eisemann Center, Bank of America Theatre (2351 Performance Dr.) in Richardson

Tickets: $15, available online at eisemanncenter.com

About: Sally Johnson, Snow Queen Choreographer & Artistic Director

Sally was a professional ballet dancer for 10 years. Sally trained with the Royal Ballet School in London. She took exams through advanced with the Royal Academy of Dancing and also with the Royal College of Music for piano. She danced with the Festival Ballet Company and the Royal Opera Company for three years. She was a soloist with the Irish Ballet Company for three years, a soloist with the Ballet De Monte Carlo for one year, and then a soloist with the Royal Ballet of Flanders for three years. After touring America twice, she settled in Dallas and started working at Richland College where she taught ballet for 23 years, as well as at Brookhaven College for one year.

About: Studio 3 Dance

Studio 3 Dance (S3D) offers dance lessons to dancers ages 2 1⁄2 and up in the areas of ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, musical theater, drill team prep, and hip hop, and has been a featured dance studio in Plano for more than 18 years. S3D competes every year and has earned many top honors from national dance competitions. Without fail, each year S3D dancers hold officer roles on drill teams across Plano high schools and other surrounding high schools. Studio 3 Dance is located at the northeast intersection of Coit Road and Park Boulevard. Brenda Wilder is the owner and director of Studio 3 Dance.

Find out more at studio3dance.com.

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