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By Staff reports
MetroWest Daily News
November 26, 2011

Zion Sun Harris, of Holliston, is performing in the Boston Ballet’s 2011 production of “The Nutcracker” at The Boston Opera House. He has been double-cast, and will play the role of Fritz as well as a party boy. The show runs from Nov. 25 to Dec. 31.

Harris started dancing when he was 3 years old and instantly fell in love with ballet. After attending the Boston Ballet Summer Dance Program in Newton for two years, Harris decided to make the switch to ballet this fall.

At 11, Harris currently dances five days a week and is planning to audition for the Boston Ballet’s pre-professional program this spring. He has performed in many productions, but this will be his first time performing in “The Nutcracker” with Boston Ballet.

He joins more than 250 other young dancers from around New England cast in the production. Three different casts will take on the roles of toy soldiers, angels, polichinelles, dolls, baby mice and party children during Boston Ballet’s 40 performances.

Boston Ballet School students have been a vital part of “The Nutcracker” for more than 44 years. Boston Ballet’s 2011 production showcases the talents of its company dancers and features the intricate sets designedby Helen Pond and Herbert Senn, and elaborate costumes made by David Walker and Charles Heightchew.

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