December 3, 2015
[Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA] – Django Mason, of Hamilton, will perform in Boston Ballet’s production of Mikko Nissinen’s “The Nutcracker” as the role of Fritz. Mason has been a student at Boston Ballet School for one year. This timeless holiday classic will run from Nov. 27 through Dec. 31 at the Boston Opera House.
Mason is a singer, dancer and actor presently pursuing his love of ballet. He has been performing with his family for years as a child of Broadway performers, Jared and Noni Mason, a native of Hamilton.
In Minneapolis, as a conservatory student at The Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts, Mason fell in love with ballet. After moving to the Boston area in 2014, Mason continued to train under Katy Brunault at Hamilton-Wenham School of Dance as well and performed as Fritz in the Albany-Berkshire Ballet’s “Nutcracker” last year. Mason then began training with Boston Ballet Marblehead studio in the spring and attended the Boston Ballet Summer Dance Program in Newton. Presently a student in Boston Ballet’s Pre-Professional Program, Mason practices six days a week and dreams of one day being a principal with the company.
Mason joins more than 200 other young students from around New England in “The Nutcracker.” Three different casts will take on various roles, such as toy soldiers, pages, reindeer, lambs, polichinelles, baby mice and party children during Boston Ballet’s 42 performances of “The Nutcracker.”
Students of Boston Ballet School in “The Nutcracker” were hailed by The Boston Globe as “adorable, focused and disciplined,” handling serious pattern and partner work with “impressive aplomb.” All children performing in “The Nutcracker” are students of Boston Ballet School and coached by an experienced staff, including Boston Ballet’s Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, Boston Ballet School Director Margaret Tracey, ballet mistress Melanie Atkins and Boston Ballet School’s faculty.
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