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Nevada City Ballet Academy presents “The Jungle Book”

Nevada City Ballet Academy is thrilled to present an original adaptation of the beloved classic, “The Jungle Book.”

Studio director and choreographer Krista Pagan has created a ballet version of the story that showcases the skills and talents of her dedicated students.

The show will take place at 7 p.m. on June 21 at the Don Baggett Theater at Nevada Union High School.

Audience members will be delighted to watch colorful birds, silly monkeys and elegant elephants dance on stage with Indica Gaess (Mowgli), Amani Mudd (Baloo) and Kate Moore (Bagheera).

These characters and more will all work together to avoid and defeat the sinister tiger Shere Kahn and his hyena sidekick Crocuta, played by Gracie Suenram and Caitlin McCormick. The show promises to entertain with beautiful music, colorful costumes and a variety of ballet styles, both classical and contemporary.

Nevada City Ballet Academy is in its 12th year of providing ballet excellence training for children and teens in Nevada County. Pagan believes that proper training, delivered in a caring and caring manner, enables each student to realize their full potential as a dancer and also helps them to gain confidence, discipline and a sense of responsibility.

Academy students went on to receive dance scholarships to various colleges and became professional dancers and choreographers. Whatever their long-term goals, Pagan strives to nurture each of her students and encourage them along the way, whether ballet is simply their after-school hobby or their passion.

Tickets for the show are available in advance by calling 530-265-6892 or visiting They will also be available at the door on the evening of the performance.