“We really want people who are passionate about ballet, who are passionate about it, to come here to buy gear and give it new life.” Jack explained.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Corpus Christi Ballet Academy will close its doors after teaching generations of local dancers and producing numerous shows over the years.
In particular, the school held annual Nutcracker holiday productions, which the community made a tradition of attending.
Now that founder Nancy Sulik is in failing health, her family has decided to sell off the many costumes and props that have been used over the years.
Sulik’s grandson, Jack, told 3NEWS the move was necessary, but difficult. “It’s very special. I’m very happy to be here to pay my respects, but it’s a bit bittersweet to see decades of productions and hard work to leave and be relocated,” he said. he declares.
Former students and ballet enthusiasts were encouraged to participate in the sale. “We really want people who are passionate about ballet, who are passionate about it, to come here to buy gear and give it new life.” Jack explained.
There was also a whiteboard hung where shoppers who knew Sulik could thank her for the years she spent with them, send their best wishes and say goodbye to school.
Any items that have not been sold will be donated and some special costumes will soon be part of a museum exhibit dedicated to honoring Sulik and her many years of ballet at Corpus Christi.
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