Bucks County residents, Sophia Tom and Zoe Braverman recently reprised their roles as Clara from last season in the 2012 performance of the Roxey Ballet’s The Nutcracker.
Only 11-years-old and in the sixth grade, Sophia is no stranger to the world of dance as she started ballet at the tender age of three. “I am very excited to be playing ‘Clara’ again this year. Being in The Nutcracker is fun because I get to dance with professionals from around the world,” said Sophia.
Sophia joined the Mill Ballet School of Lambertville in 2007 where she has performed in numerous productions including Cinderella, Peter and the Wolf and Carnival of the Animals. She is homeschooled in her family’s residence in Ottsville.
Mark Roxey, artistic director and founder of the Roxey Ballet remarked, “Sophia Tom and Zoe Braverman are two outstanding young dancers that we’ve trained for many years. These girls bring excitement and a spirited energy that will captivate and fascinate every audience member alike.”
Also a sixth grader, Zoe is 12-years-old and attends Groveland Elementary School in the Central Bucks district. She began training at the Mill Ballet School in 2008.
Zoe commented, “I’m grateful for the opportunity to perform again as ‘Clara’ in both The Nutcracker and in the Philly Thanksgiving Parade. I love my Roxey Ballet family!”
Zoe has also performed in several Roxey Ballet productions: Carnival of the Animals, Peter and the Wolf and Cinderella. Over the summer, she attended the American Ballet Theater’s summer intensive training in New York.
Now in its 18th season, the Roxey Ballet’s Nutcracker cast consists of more than 100 professional, pre-professional and student dancers as well as actors from around the region.
PHOTO CAPS: 1. Sophia Tom
2. Zoe Braverman