SUMMIT, NJ – Union’s Samantha Wolf will play the star role of “Arch Angel” in this year’s full-length production of New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble’s (NJDTE) holiday classic THE NUTCRACKER.

Wolf, 14, will also be featured in the roles of Snowflakes, Mouse and Waltz of Flowers. She currently attends the Academy of Performing Arts in Scotch Plains.

“Samantha has grown up at NJDTE and as a child was featured as Clara in our NUTCRACKER,” said NJDTE Artistic Director Nancy Turano.  “It is exciting to watch Samantha grow as an artist at NJDTE from the role of Clara to now be featured as the Arch Angel in this year’s production. She is a truly talented dancer who has both technical capacity and focused dedication to her goal to be a professional dancer.”

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Wolf will be joined by renowned, international guest artists including; Timothy Stickney of Complexions Contemporary Ballet in the role of Dr.Drosselmeyer and Lead Russian, Alexandra Gonzalez and Samuel Kunzman of the Met Opera Ballet  former New Jersey Ballet prima ballerina Rosemary Sabovick-Bleich as the Grandmother. 

NJDTE returns to the Memorial Auditorium with its 50th Anniversary Season of the full-length production of THE NUTCRACKER. Set to the classic music of Peter Tchaikovsky and choreographed by NJDTE Artistic Director Nancy Turano, the ballet features over 60 talented pre-professional dancers from New Jersey alongside renowned international guest artists. 

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