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Dance Factory Ridgefield and Savatara Corporation Present

The Nutcracker

Sunday December 12, 2021


Live from

The Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport, CT

All proceeds benefit the Susan Vallo Memorial Dance Scholarship Program

Artistic Director:

Kristin Leggio Sedita

Choreography & Coaching:


Brianna Gitnik, Kristin Leggio Sedita and Allison Van Cura

DFR's Nutcracker choreography is a mix of original work and adapted traditional repertoire



Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Digital Backdrop Video:

Original Designs & Animation - Allison Van Cura

Editing & Production - Kristin Leggio Sedita

Production Crew:

Dawn Teczar - tutu steamer extraordinaire a

Allison Van Cura - delicious prop conception and creation, costume embellishment

Brianna Gitnik - social media guru and keeper of the sanity

Dennis Sedita - the incredible man behind the magic (and behind the Director)

Backstage Assistants:

Christina Colin (DFR Alumni)

Makana Meier (DFR Alumni)

Ella Prial (DFR Alumni)

Arianna Danzig  (DFR Instructor)

The Divine Klein Team

Lighting Technician:

Alex Dunn

Sound Technician:

Tom Ivan

She who makes all things happen:

Jeanette Zygmunt

The best Facility Manager on the planet:

Fred Sailer


Thank you all for putting your heart and soul into this incredible evening.


The Cast

​In order of appearance

Domestic Goddesses

Willow Bradford, Kayla Scatterday, Elizabeth Vermeulen, Kaitlin Wohlford, Sarah Wohlford

The Fabulous Ms. Stahlbaum

Allison Van Cura

Clara Stahlbaum

Mia Gimigliano

Louise Stahlbaum

Katie Swiatowicz

Clara’s Best Friend

Shannon Rush

Party Guests

Eleanor Jones, Skyler Mendez, Allison Prugh, Aidan Reed, Donya Royaee, Olivia Sonders

Godfather Drosselmeyer

Dennis Sedita


Columbine Doll

Angela Pacheco

Harlequin Doll

Julia Signorelli

Soldier Doll

Fiona Conway

Ninja Mice

Madelyn Curtis, Elizabeth Dibattista, Rebekah Faulkingham,  Lucy Gimigliano, Millie Sansone, Charlotte Turco Julia Verses, Dalia Weldon


Reese Beardslee, Brooke Carretta, Olivia Geluso, Brynn McCarthy, Lyla Murray, Olivia Seeman, Ella Vick,

Ava Zides

Nutcracker Prince

Priya Natarajan

Mouse Queen

Sophia Scholl

Snow Queen

Ava Gelller

Snow Princesses

Natalie Gilbert, Angela Pacheco

Enchanted Snow Flakes

Willow Bradford, Fiona Conway, Stacia Dooley, Eleanor Jones, Shannon Rush, Katie Swiatowicz,

Elizabeth Vermeulen, Kaitlin Wohlford, Sarah Wohlford


Sugarplum Fairy

Mikayla Danter



Kaitlin Wohlford, Sarah Wohlford


Donya Royaee, Shannon Rush, Olivia Sonders, Katie Swiatowicz

Guardian Angels

Caitlyn Grimshaw, Aurora Hodges, Ava Maucieri, Tallulah Prandini, Drew Rossi, Sydney Rossi, Maya Spivak, Bridget White


Kayla Scatterday, Julia Signorelli, Elizabeth Vermeulen

Chinese Tea

Fiona Conway, Ava Geller

Spanish Princess

Natalie Gilbert

Spanish Chocolate

Eleanor Jones, Skyler Mendez,  Aidan Reed, Donya Royaee, Shannon Rush, Olivia Sonders, Katie Swiatowicz

Russian Trepak

Phoebe Fogerty-Bell, Kayla Scatterday

Arabian Princess

Eliza Morris

Arabian Coffee

Phoebe Fogerty-Bell, Ava Geller, Natalie Gilbert, Alexandra Lyon, Priya Natarajan, Angela Pacheco,

Maddi Rose,  Sophia Scholl, Julia Signorelli, Elizabeth Vermeulen, Kaitlin Wohlford, Sarah Wohlford

Candy Canes

Eleanor Jones, Skyler Mendez, Olivia Sonders


Reese Beardslee, Brooke Carretta, Madelyn Curtis, Elizabeth Dibattista, Rebekah Faulkingham, Olivia Geluso, Lucy Gimigliano,  Brynn McCarthy, Lyla Murray,  Millie Sansone, Olivia Seeman, Charlotte Turco, Julia Verses, Ella Vick, Dalia Weldon, Ava Zides

Peppermint Guides

Shannon Rush, Katie Swiatowicz

Dew Drop Fairy

Eliza Morris

Flower Princesses

Sophia Scholl, Elizabeth Vermeulen


Enchanted Flowers

 Willow Bradford, Fiona Conway, Natalie Gilbert, Alexandra Lyon, Braelyn Muldoon, Kayla Scatterday,

Bella Schwartz, Kaitlin Wohlford, Sarah Wohlford,  Kate Zipkin


A Note From the Director:

What a glorius day it is to be able to once again perform for an unrestricted theater audience!

I am so very grateful to everyone who helped to make it happen, and for the amazing DFR Dance Parents who juggle schedules and move mountains to ensure their dancers make it to their many ballet classes and rehearsals.


Thank you all from the bottom of my very full heart.

The hard work and dedication of this group of dancers and instructors is unparalleled.  As is the support and encouragement we have received from our dance family.  There are simply no words to express my gratitude or my love for each and every one of you.

To all witnessing this remarkable accompishment, I hope that you all enjoy the performance, and experience the joy that these beautiful dancers hold in their hearts for this divine art form.


May the love, beauty, magic, and comraderie that dance, and this ballet, truly stand for, ignite your holiday season.

Thank you to everyone watching at home and in the theater audience for supporting the Susan Vallo Memorial Dance Scholarship Program. Your contribution will help to proliferate the dream, and honor my Mother's memory in the most personal way possible.

To all of my lovelies - MERDE !!!!

My eternal love and gratitude,