Dasher's Magical Gift: Meet the dancers!
It's Dasher time at CNY Arts, and we are so excited to present "Dasher's Magical Gift" for the 4th year! This is an important holiday tradition to us and many families in New York that began in 1979 when "The Adventures of Rudolph" premiered. We love the magical memories that these shows have created and are proud that both of these shows are 100% a labor of talent and love from right here in Central New York!
In the weeks leading up to the show, we want to introduce you to some of Santa's helpers who are bringing this show to life this year!
Today, meet Alessandra Fernandez and Mia Annette Ford, two of Santa’s Elves! Alessandra plays Kringle Elf and Mia is Sir Ralf Elf.
Alessandra, 12 and Mia, 14 both began dancing when they were 4 years old and owe their love for dane to their Moms. Alessandra was placed in lessons by her mom and fell in love with dance. Mia went to see The Moscow Russian Ballet Nutcracker and says, “all I remember was watching the ballerina’s feet...in awe and amazement”.
Alessandra loves her part as Kringle Elf because she says, “They are always happy and full of energy, which is just like my personality”, and welcomes the challenge of doing three or more turns in a row. Mia embraces showcasing her confidence through Sir Ralf Elf’s character and loves keeping the audience captivated. Mr. Crabtree is a guiding voice reminding her of how to shape her arms, lift her knees and work hard!
Someday, Alessandra would love to see 42nd Street. Mia would love to see Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Swan Lake, and both of these young ladies share a dream of dancing someday with the Rockettes.
Come see Alessandra and Mia in this year’s Dasher’s Magical Gift. Click here for more details and ticket information.