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Ms. Hobbs
Ms. Hobbs
Columbia University
Nutcracker Cast List
Posted on September 19, 2018

NUTCRACKER

Congratulations to all 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade Performing Arts students. I am so proud of everything you have accomplished in such a short couple of weeks. Casting was hard as you all did so wonderful! I did have to make sure casting was done so that roles were in the class that would be doing the same dance as the ensemble so that made it even harder. Great job everyone!

Clara - Sophia Arevalo

Fritz - Matthew Munger

Clara’s Mom - Avahline Levee

Drosselmeyer - Emilio Martinez

Lead Toy Doll- Fernanda Vargas

Lead Toy Soldier - Morgan Long

Nutcracker - Matthew Brown

Mouse King - Matthew Munger

Sugar Plum Fairy - Annabella Stone

Mother Ginger - Anaya Vasquez

Dew Drop - Sarah Wood

Lead Flower - Lola Maurer

Lead Chinese Dancer - Jasmine Hawley

Announcer - Alan Luna Amador

Narrator - Lucas Goldstein

Party Dancers - (Jazz) Kenley Bettis, Thalia Caines, Annabelle Valdez, Kaylah Banales, Emily Contreras, Crystal Cristobal, Dulce Nieto, Anaya Vasquez

Toy Doll Dancers - Miya Cardenas, Paola Ramirez, Brynn Ropelewski, Nancy Moreno

Toy Soldier Dolls - Jacob Martinez, Katrina Pena, Hillary Fernandez, Azucena Arias, Yoseleen Ortega, Annabella Stone

Toy Ballerina Dolls -Nataly Muniz, Marbella Reyes, Madison Robertson, Elaina Maurer, Sophia Hill, Sarah Wood

Godfather Dancers -Jasmine Hawley, Isla Borja, Lola Maurer, Italya Cardenas, Sariah Rose, Alicia Sordon, Melissa Hernandez, Valerie Lopez, Valery Bello, Malaysia Pride, Giana Monte-Ortaggio, Hailey Rios

Mice - Kenley Bettis, Thalia Caines, Annabelle Valdez, Kaylah Banales, Emily Contreras, Crystal Cristobal, Dulce Nieto, Anaya Vasquez

Soldiers -Jacob Martinez, Katrina Pena, Hillary Fernandez, Azucena Arias, Yoseleen Ortega, Annabella Stone

Snowflake Dancers -Yadhyra Castro, Piper Howe, Andrea Maceda, Brooklyn Laperna, Shania Caines, Tanya Zakoo, Raquel Simon, Alexa Mata

Spanish Dancers -Miya Cardenas, Paola Ramirez, Brynn Ropelewski, Nancy Moreno

Arabian Dancers -Nataly Muniz, Marbella Reyes, Madison Robertson, Elaina Maurer, Sophia Hill, Sarah Wood

Chinese Dancers -Isla Borja, Lola Maurer, Italya Cardenas, Sariah Rose, Alicia Sordon, Melissa Hernandez, Valerie Lopez, Valery Bello, Malaysia Pride, Giana Monte-Ortaggio, Hailey Rios

Russian Dancers -Yadhyra Castro, Piper Howe, Andrea Maceda, Brooklyn Laperna, Shania Caines, Tanya Zakoo, Raquel Simon, Alexa Mata

Dance of the Reeds - Monday/Thursday 6th, 7th, 8th grade Performing Arts Class

Gingerbread Dancers -Kenley Bettis, Thalia Caines, Annabelle Valdez, Kaylah Banales, Emily Contreras, Crystal Cristobal, Dulce Nieto, Anaya Vasquez, Sophia Arevalo, Avahline Levee, Matthew Munger

Waltz of the Flowers -Isla Borja, Lola Maurer, Italya Cardenas, Sariah Rose, Alicia Sordon, Melissa Hernandez, Valerie Lopez, Valery Bello, Malaysia Pride, Giana Monte-Ortaggio, Hailey Rios, Jasmine Hawley

Sugar Plum Hip Hop Dancers - Tuesday/Friday 6th, 7th, 8th grade Performing Arts Class

Finale - everyone

Stage Manager - Catalina Baraya

Assistant Stage Manager - Josue Muniz

Costume Manager - Adrian Maldonado

Sound Manager - Quincy Reyes

Assistant Sound - Gabrielle Ruiz

Set Crew - Gabrielle Ramos, Alex Hernandez, Kimberly Arteaga, Annette Martinez

Props Crew - Abigail Velazquez, Henry Enrico Granata, Lilia Torres, Mayra Chavez, Juliana Barba Mendez

Backstage Assistants -Trinity Mesanko, Ramon Ibarra, Nicole Ibanez, Karla Olivera, Jennifer Castro, Kimberly Sanchez, Leonel Bravo
Seussical Cast List
Posted on September 19, 2018

Seussical Cast

Congratulations to all TK/K, 1st grade, 2nd grade and 3rd grade Performing Arts Students for completing your first audition. I am so proud of all of you and what you were able to show in just a few short weeks. Our show will be so wonderful. We are in the process of finalizing our date for the show, but we are hoping to perform on Wednesday, November 14. Please keep this date open and I will hopefully be sending home letters within the next week about our show. Students in 2nd and 3rd grade were able to choose to audition for a performing role, or a backstage role. All students that are not listed as Backstage Crew will be on stage performing. My Backstage Crew will be helping me with moving on sets/props, getting classes in the right spots, organizing backstage, handing out programs, designing programs, etc. They will need to be at the performance also. Again, I will have a letter to everyone very soon about the show date, time, location but please put November 14 on your radar.

JoJo - Ella Rondo

The Cats - Zoey Zaremba, Gracelyn Delfin, Sophie Stephenson

Horton - Mekaylah Louissaint

Mr. Mayor - Olivor Banks

Mrs. Mayor - Aixa Aguilar

Gertrude McFuzz - Savianna Soliz

Mayzie LaBird - Sabella Soliz

Sour Kangaroo - Josie Gonzalez

Young Kangaroo - Emery Hill

Wickersham Brothers - Rebecca Azer, Zoe Serwach, Skylar Nicastro

Judge Yertle - Sadie Smith

Vlad Vladikoff - Anthony Tibberts

Ensemble - All TK, Kinder, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade Performing Arts classes

Backstage Crew - Hannah Espinoza, Estaban Gonzalez, Jackson Cunningham, Sebastian Castellanos, Elias Tellez-Urena, Audrey Law

Class Objectives 9/17-9/21
Posted on September 17, 2018

TK/K/1st grade - This week students will finish auditions. We will begin learning about the parts of the stage, stage directions, and theatre etiquette. We will learning about the history of the theatre and the stage.

2nd/3rd grade - This week students will finish auditions. We will begin learning about the parts of the stage, stage directions and theatre etiquette. We will have our first set of vocabulary words as we learn about the history of the theatre and the stage.

4th/5th grade - Some classes will finish their auditions for the winter show. Please send in a notebook with your child to keep in my class as this week will we begin our first set of vocabulary words as we begin to learn about the history of performing arts; where it began, why it began, important pioneers of dance and theatre. We will also learn the parts of the stage/stage directions.

6th/7th/8th grade - Some classes will finish their auditions for our winter show. Please send in a notebook with your child to keep in my class as this week we will begin our first set of vocabulary words as we begin to learn about the history of performing arts; where it began, why it began, important pioneers of dance and theatre. We will also learn the parts of the stage/stage directions.

Sept 10-Sept 14
Posted on September 10, 2018

This week in Performing Arts:

TK/K/1st grade - We will be reviewing our dance and song for auditions for our winter musical. All students will memorize one line and stand up in front of the class to act out their line. We will hold auditions in class on Thursday and Friday which will consist of a small dance all students have been working on last week, one small portion of a song that students learned last week, and their memorized one line. This will be done in small groups for the dance and song portion and then by themselves for the one line. 

2-3 grades - We will be reviewing our dance and song for auditions for our winter musical. All students will be assigned a role to read from sides. We will hold auditions in class on Thursday and Friday which will consist of a small dance all students have been working on last week, one small portion of a song that students learned last week, and acting out/reading the sides. This will be done in small groups.

4-5 grades - Students will be learning their three dance combos, one hip hop, one ballet and one jazz, which we started on last week. These three combos will be performed in small groups on Thursday and Friday for their auditions held in class. We will continue to learn about the history of the Nutcracker and the roles that are needed for our production in the winter.

6-8 grades - Students will be learning their three dance combos, one hip hop, one ballet and one jazz, which we started on last week. These three combos will be performed in small groups on Thursday and Friday for their auditions held in class. We will continue to learn about the history of the Nutcracker and the roles that are needed for our production in the winter.