Watch my fun interview with 21 year-old dance sensation from Cuba, Francois Llorente, who will be dancing the role of sugar Plum Cavalier with State Street Ballet Saturday and Sunday, December 16 & 17

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.