TYLER, TX (KLTV)- East Texas dancers are getting ready for the performance of a lifetime as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of TJC's The Nutcracker ballet production.
The Tyler Junior College Academy of Dance puts on the ballet every year but there are several special additions to this year's performance.
The East Texas Symphony Orchestra is performing the music live and two principal dancers from the New York City Ballet are playing the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.
"We represent a very specific approach to classical ballet and performing it the way we do is at a very high level. I think it's a responsibility of ours to sort of bring that here to Tyler to sort of give a sense of what this art form can be," says Adrian Danchig-Waring, a principal dancer at the New York City Ballet.