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Angel Makes Debut in "The Nutcracker"

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Grace Hooks attends classes on Saturday mornings at the Kansas City Ballet. This year marks her first as an angel in "The Nutcracker."

This year marks the Kansas City Ballet's 38th annual production of "The Nutcracker." It's one of the largest in the region, with 200 students from the ballet's school, ranging in age from 7 to 18, and the more than 20 dancers in the company.

By Laura Spencer

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Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Ballet, in its school and in its company, reflects diversity. It's also making efforts to expand its student population to be more inclusive, as KCUR's Laura Spencer reports.

Kansas City Ballet presents "The Nutcracker"
December 11 - December 24, 2010
The Music Hall
301 W. 13th Street (13th & Central)
Downtown Kansas City, MO

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