COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: Emma Luci will dance the role of Clara in the 2019 Nutcracker at the Lied. Emma is currently a senior at Lincoln East High School, where she is a co-captain of the Lincoln East Apollonaires dance team. Emma began dancing at the age of two, and this is her tenth consecutive performance in The Nutcracker. Emma has performed the roles of Peppermint, Cinnamon, Garland Child, Chinese Lantern, Big Party Girl, Snow Corps, Flower Corps, Marzipan, Columbine Doll, Snow Princess, Jester Doll, and Arabian Queen. Emma is truly a versatile dancer, as she is a student of many types of dance. Particularly, though, Emma's favorites types include contemporary, ballet, and pointe. Emma has spent many years competing for her local dance team, and appreciates all the experiences and guidance that has been shared with her along the way. As a recipient of many scholarships and awards throughout the years, Emma has benefited from a variety of teaching styles and techniques. Emma has loved becoming a role model and teachers assistant within her studio, and is always eager to help out in any way that she can, particularly with the youngest ones! Emma has had the opportunity to study and compete nationally in several summer events, and has been a national champion and top ten finalist several times, sincerely appreciating all the time and experience that has been shared with her. In the future, Emma plans on continuing her education in college, where she has hopes of furthering her dance career as a member of a dance team.
Emma would like to sincerely thank Lincoln Midwest Ballet for the many
opportunities they have shown her and her fellow cast-mates, and would like to extend a huge thank you to both her family and friends who have supported her all throughout her dance career and who are overwhelmingly proud of the person she has become today. The Nutcracker has truly been a holiday tradition, and Emma is grateful to have been a part of it along with so many other talented people for another great year. #lmbc #lincolnmidwestballetcompany #lincolnmidwestballet #nutcrackerballet #nutcracker #jenniferschultzphotography