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 Josie Libbon and Mae Martel! Both of these gals are on double duty for Dasher’s this year. Josie is playing Glimmer the icicle and Prancer the reindeer, and Mae plays the role of Glisten the icicle and Blitzen the reindeer!
Josie is 15 years old. She started dancing at the age of 4 because of her sister’s influence. “I loved to watch her dance and wanted to be able to do what she could”. Mae, now 17 has been dancing since the age of 5 years old. Mae says her inspiration to start dancing was from “the seniors at my dance school as well as my teachers”.
Josie loves playing one of the icicles because of how graceful they are. With the busy schedule she balances between school and social activities, Josie must have some grace of her own! Mae looks forward to her roles in Dasher’s because of the different types of characters and attitudes that she can portray.
Josie’s favorite performances are Coppelia and Sleeping Beauty. Mae is a fan of any ballet that has a comedic style and encourages perseverance in dance regardless of any obstacle.
Come see Josie and Mae in this year’s Dasher’s Magical Gift. Click here for more details and ticket information.