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Ballet and Friends Presents "The Nutcracker" Loves You!
From Our Editors
In 1982, international ballet star Slawomir Woźniak set out to change the cultural landscape of Phoenix. The former principal at Warsaw's Teatr Wielki and National Opera, Woźniak founded Ballet and Friends to introduce the art to aspiring dancers and casual ballet fans alike. Along with his wife Irena, Woźniak operates Master Ballet Academy, a school for dancers young and old, which features world-renowned performers in their annual performance of The Nutcracker. From shows such as this, the non-profit program also raises money to support Toys for Tots, Phoenix Children's Hospital, and AZ Dance, a program for young adults with Down syndrome, autism, and other physical challenges.