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Dancers To Perform in ‘Billy Elliot,’ ‘Nutcracker’

From left: Elena Pipkin, owner and director Sally Tierney, Sydney Webster, Kailey O'Farrell and Emma Feddo at the Just Dance Studio.

From left: Elena Pipkin, owner and director Sally Tierney, Sydney Webster, Kailey O'Farrell and Emma Feddo at the Just Dance Studio. Photo Contributed

Dancers from Just Dance Studio in Alexandria will make their dance debut at Kennedy Center and Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore this month.

Natalie Edwards, 11, of Alexandria, who joined the U.S. touring production of “Billy Elliot the Musical” in September, will perform with the cast when it stops at The Hippodrome

Theatre in Baltimore, Md. Dec. 18-30. Natalie has been studying dance for eight years under Sally Tierney, owner and director of Just Dance in the Fairfax County part of

Alexandria, in the Belle View Shopping Center off Fort Hunt Road.

Other students and former students of Tierney's, Emma Feddo, Kailey O’Farrell, Elena Pipkin and Sydney Webster, will perform in Ballet West's “Nutcracker” at The Kennedy

Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 5-9. Emma, 11, has been dancing for six years; Kailey, 13, has been dancing for nine years, including six with Tierney; Elena, 12, has been dancing for nine years; and Sydney, 10, has been dancing for three years.

Tierney opened her school in 2003 for girls ages 3 through 12 for instruction in classical ballet, Broadway tap, Broadway jazz, Cecchetti and pointe. She has 25 years of teaching experience, is an American Ballet Theatre certified teacher and member of the Cecchetti Council of America and Dance Masters.