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Ketelsen dancing with Joffrey Ballet in Iowa City

Nov 14, 2016

Izzabella Ketelsen, 7, daughter of Ryan and Emily Riney Ketelsen of Iowa City, has been selected to perform in the Chicago Company of The Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.”

Izzabella is the granddaughter of John and Kathy Gerard of Libertyville.

According to her grandmother, Izzabella will dance as a snowflake in the performances Dec. 2-4 at Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City.

Hancher is presenting special preview performances of The Joffrey Ballet’s new rendition of “The Nutcracker.” Featuring choreography by Christopher Wheeldon and an updated story by Brian Selznick, this “Nutcracker” is set in Chicago during the 1893 World’s Fair. Tchaikovsky’s beloved score will be performed live by Orchestra Iowa, and local children, like Izzabella, will take the stage with the Joffrey dancers to usher in a new holiday tradition.

For more information, visit the website https://hancher.uiowa.edu/2016-17/nutcracker.

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