Contemporary ballet

Gateway Contemporary Ballet will present a recital on Saturday | Local news

CLINTON – After an absence of two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gateway Contemporary Ballet is preparing to give its first recital in 2 years today.

All dancers must audition to be a member of the Gateway Contemporary Ballet, and they sign a one-year commitment to dance with the company. This year’s member companies are:

• Ellery George – Prima Ballerina

• Drusiana McIntyre – Principal dancer

• Alexis Endreshak – Soloist

• London Collins – Coryphées

• Gracie Rider – Coryphae

• Amiya Bell – Corps de Ballet

• Kahlen Jahn – Corps de ballet

• Mackie Malli – Corps de ballet

Gateway Contemporary Ballet is a local non-profit organization founded in 1983 by Linda Luckstead, owner of the Carousel School of Dance. She is still the artistic director of GCB.

Recently, she was inducted into the inaugural group of the Clinton County Walk of Fame for her contribution to the fine art. With Gateway Contemporary Ballet, aspiring young dancers have the opportunity to practice and develop their art while bringing the joy of classical and modern dance to audiences of all ages.

For the first time, Gateway Contemporary Ballet will share the stage with dancers from the Carousel School of Dance. The performance, “Twas the Night Before Christmas 12 Dances of Christmas”, will begin at 2 pm on Saturday, December 18 at the Vernon Cook Little Theater at Clinton High School.

Tickets are $ 8 in advance or $ 10 at the door.