December 2, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 11 Downtown for the Holidays Fokine Ballet Company to present ‘Nutcracker’ 12-2-09 Kathy/Janine RidgewoodDowntownBanner(12-2-09) 6x.75” City, will perform the Arabian solo, supported by Joseph Oster and Boris Levin, who trained at the Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow, Russia. Erica Silverman, a student in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of American Ballet Theater, will perform the Chinese solo. The 2009 cast includes current Fokine Ballet Company soloists, all of whom are local high school students. They include: Olivia Coster of Ridgewood, Snow Queen; Olivia Kutyla of Wyckoff, “Waltz of the Flowers”; Anna Livschitz of Fair Lawn, Spanish; and Alexis Sicklick and Carolyn Sundstrom-Mereleton (Toy Flutes). Tickets are available by calling (201) 493-1157 or (201) 652-9653 or on-line at www.fokineballet.com/nutcracker. html. Prices are $30 for orchestra, $20 for general admission. Group discounts are available. Left: front - Ksenia Nakonechny and Katherine Saburova. Back - Anna Tarkovski, Matia Soroka and Mary Skuthan. Right: Lynne Macnee, Rosie McCooe, Jeff Coster, Susan Muller, Allison Wey and Jenny Given. Not pictured: David Zrike. The Fokine Ballet Company’s 52nd Annual “Nutcracker,” will be performed Dec. 11 at 10 a.m., and Dec. 12 and 13 at 3 p.m. at Bergen Academies, 200 Hackensack Avenue in Hackensack. “The Nutcracker” is a fairytale ballet composed in 18911892 by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. First performed in Saint Petersburg, Russia in December 1892, the ballet has become a Christmas tradition. The Fokine “Nutcracker” has been choreographed by renowned artist and dancer Irine Fokine, who has been teaching ballet for 60 years, and is still attracting dancers from around the world to her school in Ridgewood. Fokine was one of the first choreographers to bring “The Nutcracker” to the American stage more than 50 years ago with a production she adapted from the original first staged by the Maryinski Theater. Through her unwavering commit- ment to this professional production, Fokine pays tribute to her mother, who performed in that original production, and renews her personal link to this most cherished chapter in ballet history. In 1957, Fokine founded the Fokine Ballet Company, a non-profit organization, to showcase her teaching and trademarked “Nutcracker,” which combines professional performers with students. Katelin Marie Ahern, a 17-year-old student at Master Ballet Academy in Phoenix, AZ, under the direction of Slawomir and Irena Wozniak, the world famous dancers from the Wilki Theater in Warsaw, Poland, will reprise her dazzling Sugar Plum Fairy, partnered by Slawomir Wozniak Jr. in the role of Cavalier. Cece Montgomery, a student in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of American Ballet Theater in New York Holiday Packages give the gift of relaxation. 90 Minute Warm Stone Massage and 60 Minute European Facial  $215  60 Minute European Facial and 60 Minute Swedish Massage  $160  30 Minute European Facial and 30 Minute Swedish Massage  $105  GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE ONLINE SPEND YOUR TRAINING $$$ WISELY! Araya Rebirth Make-Up, Massage Therapy & Skin Care Studio 10 Garber Square • Ridgewood, NJ 07450 P: 201-445-7005 • www.araya-rebirth.com HOURS: TUES & THURS 11-8 • WED & FRI 10-6 • SAT 9-5 • EDUCATED - MA in exercise science • CERTIFIED - ACSM, NASM, Post Rehab Specialist, MAT Specialist �������������������������� ����������������������������������� Sheila Keane • EXPERIENCED - 15 years one-to-one personal training • QUALIFIED - to work with geriatric, bariatric, Parkinson’s as well as weight loss, fitness and wellness In your home or comfortable, private training facility ® Christmas Tree Lot Balsam & Frasier & Firs Wreaths • Greens • Roping • Fruit Cakes Proceeds benefit YMCA Good Works Programs Friday 5-9pm Saturday 9am-8pm Sunday 10am-5pm Ridgewood YMCA Offering Muscle Activation Techniques HOURS ������������������������������������� Keane Fit & Wellness Ridgewood 201-488-4314 or 201-341-0183 12-2-09 Oak Street • Ridgewood 112 ArayaHoliday2x5 201-444-5600, ext. 320 2col xwww.ridgewoodymca.org 5” Kathy... from Nancy Rev:Janine