The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet recently received a grant from the M&T Charitable Foundation, through the efforts of the M&T Southside Branch, to help pay for the 2012 Nutcracker Ballet.
The foundation supports a diverse range of civic, cultural, education, health and youth services with financial grants, employee volunteerism and in-kind services.
The professionally run full-length Nutcracker, under the artistic direction of Monika Alch, will feature guest artists from the New York City Ballet along with dancers from the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet.
From left are Elizabeth Bush, Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet executive director, Monika Alch, Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet artistic director, and Jamie Gustafson, M&T branch manager.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Reg Lenna Civic Center. For tickets or information, call 484-7070 or visit www.cryb.net.