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During Thanksgiving weekend, six students from Lake Oswego will dance in 'The Enchanted Toyshop.' 

On Nov. 26 and 27, six students from Lake Oswego will perform in The Portland Ballet rendition of "The Enchanted Toyshop."

The ballet follows the story of two children who are left behind in a toyshop and soon discover a world of dancing dolls and magic. The show is choreographed specifically for the world-class academy by John Clifford, and it showcases various skill levels and international dance styles.

Lake Oswego High School sophomore Madeline Heder will dance as one of the show's fairies. Heder has been dancing for six years. She previously performed in Portland Ballet's performances of "The Nutcracker" and "Coppélia."

Rebekah Hodgson, a fourth grader at Lake Grove Elementary School, will also be dancing in the performance. She has been dancing for seven years and trained at Sultanov Russian Ballet Academy.

The show also features performers from the Lake Oswego area who attend classes outside the school district.

Anamica Lewis, 12, is a homeschooled sixth grader in Lake Oswego. She has been studying dance at The Portland Ballet for five years and appeared in the 2021 performance of "Petrushka." Amy Wang, a sixth grader at Valley Catholic Middle School, and Charlotte Pener, a freshman at St. Mary's Academy, will perform in the ballet as well.

Four shows will take place on Thanksgiving weekend at Lincoln Performance Hall, at 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26-27. Tickets start at $10. For more information visit theportlandballet.org.


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