Ballet Theatre of Scranton will present its 45th annual performance of The Nutcracker under the artistic direction of Joanne Arduino and featuring Celia Eagen of Dunmore (shown in photo) as Clara on Dec. 23-26. FOX 56 will air the production on its stations WOLF, WSWB and WQMY. Check local listings for air times.
The beloved ballet was also recently presented at the Circle Drive-In.
Ballet Theatre of Scranton, under the artistic direction of Joanne Arduino, will present its 45th annual performances of “The Nutcracker” quite differently this season, but the tradition of their gift to the community will continue!
In partnership with Goodwill’s Theater at North and sponsored by the Charles DeNaples family, the production will be presented at the Circle Drive In on Nov. 20 and 21st at 5 and 8 pm. Admission is free and the first 300 cars will be admitted. Kick off the holiday season and enjoy the comfort of your own car as you and your family view visions of sugarplums on the big screen!
Dunmore’s Celia Eagen will be featured in the role of Clara. Additionally, on Dec 23-26, FOX 56 will present the production on their stations WOLF, WSWB and WQMY. Check local listings for air times.
For additional information, call Ballet Theatre of Scranton at 570-347-2867 or visit us on the web at www.balletscranton.org
Celia Eagen, a principal dancer in the Ballet Theatre of Scranton senior company, recently completed a five week intensive virtual ballet program with Philadelphia’s School of the Pennsylvania Ballet.
A rising senior at Dunmore High School, Celia has been dancing for 13 years at Ballet Theatre under the direction of Joanne Arduino . She has received training in ballet, jazz, modern, musical theater, dance history, and contemporary.
Over the years, Celia has attended various summer programs to further her dance training. She has attended programs at The Rock School for Dance Education, Philadelphia in 2016 and 2017, The School of the Pennsylvania Ballet in 2018 and 2020, and the Boston Ballet School in 2019.
At Ballet Theatre of Scranton, Celia has been featured as Dewdrop Fairy and Clara (The Nutcracker), Moyna (Giselle), Spring Fairy (Cinderella), and most recently as Squirrel Nutkin (The Tales of Beatrix Potter.)
At Dunmore High School, Celia is among the top five ranked students in her 2021 graduating class and has served as Class Treasurer for the past two years. This past year, Celia was named an AP Scholar by the College Board and was awarded the Challenge Program Academic Excellence Award. She is a Varsity Cheerleader for the Dunmore Bucks and will serve as an Editor in Chief for the Class of 2021 yearbook. She is a four-year member of the Spanish Club, Health Careers Club, T.A.C.T. (Teens Against Commercial Tobacco) Club, S.A.D.D. Club, Health Careers Club, and Earth Club at DHS.
Celia is the daughter of Attorney Todd and Mary Gene Eagen.