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Dance Factory Ridgefield and Savatara Corporation Present

The Nutcracker

January 16, 2021


Live Streaming from

The Klein Memorial Auditorium, 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

Our choreography is a mix of original work and adapted traditional repertoire

Digital Backdrops:

Animation - Allison Van Cura

Production - Kristin Leggio Sedita

Production Crew:

Dawn Teczar - tutu steamer extraordinaire a

Allison Van Cura - delicious prop conception and creation

Brianna Gitnik - social media guru and keeper of the sanity

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

Backstage Assistants:

Makana Meier (old school lovely)

Isabella Segall (older school lovely)

Meg Antonacci (awesome dance Mom)

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

A/K/A - My Lovelies

In order of appearance

Domestic Goddesses

Phoebe Fogerty-Bell, Ella Prial, Maddi Rose, Sophia Scholl, Julia Signorelli

The Fabulous Ms. Stahlbaum

Allison Van Cura

Clara Stahlbaum

Shannon Rush

Louise Stahlbaum

Olivia Sonders

Clara’s Best Friend

Katie Swiatowicz

Party Guests

Eleanor Jones, Skyler Mendez, Cailin Olbrys

Godfather Drosselmeyer

Dennis Sedita


Columbine Doll

Ava Geller

Harlequin Doll

Millie Frossell

Soldier Doll

Kayla Scatterday

Ninja Mice

Emma Cunningham, Lucy Gimigliano, Nora Matsen, Brynn McCarthy, Julia Verses

Nutcracker Prince

Maggie Rush

Mouse Queen

Tara Ford



Kayla Scatterday


Mia Gimigliano, Millie Frossell, Braelyn Muldoon, Kate Zipkin

Enchanted Snow Flakes

Ava Geller, Priya Natarajan, Ella Prial, Sophia Scholl, Julia Signorelli

Snow Princesses

Eliza Morris, Alexa Serby

Snow Queen

Mikayla Danter

Sugarplum Fairy

Alexa Serby


Angel Guides

Millie Frossell, Kayla Scatterday


Lucy Gimigliano

Spanish Princess

Maddi Rose

Spanish Chocolate

Mikayla Danter, Ava Geller, Priya Natarajan, Ella Prial

Chinese Tea

Sophia Scholl, Julia Signorelli

Russian Trepak

Tara Ford, Maggie Rush


Phoebe Fogerty-Bell, Ava Geller, Eliza Morris, Kayla Scatterday

Arabian Princess

Mikayla Danter

Arabian Coffee

Tara Ford, Eliza Morris, Maddi Rose, Maggie Rush, Sophia Scholl, Julia Signorelli

Candy Canes

Eleanor Jones, Skyler Mendez, Cailin Olbrys


Emma Cunningham, Nora Matsen, Brynn McCarthy, Julia Verses

Flower Princesses

Ella Prial, Maggie Rush


Enchanted Flowers

Mia Gimigliano, Millie Frossell, Braelyn Muldoon, Kayla Scatterday, Kate Zipkin,  Eleanor Jones, Skyler Mendez, Cailin Olbrys, Olivia Sonders, Katie Swiatowicz


A Note From the Director:

It has been over a year since our Company has been able to dance in a real theater, on a real stage, with a real audience. This momentous occasion is extremely special, and emotionally charged for all.

I am so very grateful to everyone who helped to make it happen, against all odds.  Thank you 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.  We have navigated the stormy seas of 2020 together, and throughout it all, you have been my guiding light, my North Star and my home. 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, we hope that you all enjoy the performance and experience the joy these dancers hold in their hearts for this divine art form -  and all the love, beauty, magic, and empowerment that dance, and this ballet, truly stand for.

Thank you to everyone watching at home 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 my lovelies - MERDE !!!!