Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Kamloops children from Acadmy of Dance. Academy of Dance offers a variety of dance lessons for ages two and up, in competitive and recreational dance. The Academy believes in providing each student that walks through the door with equal opportunity to experience the gift of dance. The studio has three large studios, all with natural light and beautiful sprung hardwood floors, and is equipped with dance barres, full length mirror and sound systems. The Academy is run by Krista Faraday, who became a dance instructor at 15 and has led her students to dance in Disneyland, California and New York City. Her team of students has been invited to perform on Broadway in NYC in Summer 2013. She looks forward to being able to pass on her knowledge to her students and provide them with a studio where they can grow as individuals while building confidence and fulfilling life long dreams.