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Kansas City Ballet Blog
January 16, 2014

Gage Chapman 8, as a party boy in Kansas City Ballet's Nutcracker (photo by Brett Pruitt) 2013It’s no secret that the demand for male dancers is high, no matter the age. Often times girls must perform the roles when there are not enough boys to fill them; such as the battle scene soldiers of The Nutcracker or the boys of party scene. This year was our first production of The Nutcracker in which all of the Party scene male student roles were played entirely by our male students! This is due to dedicated boys from the Kansas City Ballet School, such as 8-year-old Gage Chapman from our Level 2 class.

Read more about Gage: http://kcballet.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/student-spotlight-gage-chapman/

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