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By Abigail Cukier
The Oakville Beaver
December 11, 2014


Cole Sweet, 11, attends Canada's National Ballet School 2013[Oakville, Ontario, Canada] – Oakville will be well represented in The Nutcracker at the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto this month.

[Oakville native Cole Sweet] will perform in the holiday favourite.

In his second year at Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), Cole Sweet will be dancing the lead male role of Misha. Cole embodies the character of Misha, according to Laurel Toto, NBS Junior School manager and community engagement co-manager, and Mavis Staines, artistic director. “He is a musical and charismatic young dancer, as well as having a mature work ethic. It has been a rewarding experience to work with him on this role.”

Sweet took up dance because his sisters’ studio offered free classes for boys. He was accepted to the prestigious ballet school just a couple of years later.

In last year’s Nutcracker, Sweet danced the roles of a son in the family scene, as well as a courtier. “It is more nerve-racking this year because of my new role. But I am really happy about it,” said the 12-year-old.

Show runs Dec. 13-Jan. 3, 2015

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Read more about Cole:

A ‘Sweet’ role in The Nutcracker for young dancer

Boys breaking ballet stereotypes

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