Daniel Kepl interviews the young Cuban dance sensation Francois Llorente on the eve of his appearances in State Street Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker dancing the role of Sugar Plum Cavalier on December 16 and 17 at the Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara. Many thanks to Leila Drake Fossek, former Principal Dancer with State Street Ballet, now Associate Director of the company, who stepped into frame to sort out a senior moment about start time for the performance at 2pm Sunday, December 17th.
Daniel Kepl interviews Michelle Meltzer and her partner Braeden Barnes as they prepare for performances on Saturday, December 9 at 2:30 and 7pm and Sunday, December 10 at 2:30pm as part of the international cast for the 43rd annual Nutcracker at the Arlington with Santa Barbara Festival Ballet.
Daniel Kepl interviews actress, author, photographer Angela Cartwright as she prepares to read ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas with the Santa Barbara Choral Society and Orchestra in the historic Lobero Theatre on Saturday, December 9th at 8pm and Sunday, December 10th at 3pm. Tickets: 805 963 0761.