“Practically Perfect”


Alexandria Heckaman, Maria Cosello, and Kelsey O’Leary are acting in a scene April 26th. All photography by Grace Dannemiller.

A Time to Dance Junior Company was founded to support young dancers who want to pursue a lasting passion for ballet and the arts,” the company’s Facebook page said. “As a company or pre-company member, students will be provided serious and pre-professional level training in a positive and supportive environment.” The company performed ‘Mary Poppins’ April 28 and 29 at the Canton South High School Performing Arts Center.

Emily Ostrowski runs across the stage with Grace Neuenschwander posed in the background April 26.
Bernadette Severson, Raygan Walters, Kelsey O’Leary, and Maria Carosello perform ‘en ménage’ April 26.
Kelsey O’Leary strikes a pose while Maria Carosello, playing Michael Banks, pouts in the background April 26.
Emily Howard is lifted, by partner Andrew Neuenachwander, in a fish April 26.
Lillianna Brenner prepares to leap as she springs into her role as a Macow April 26.
Raygan Walters, protraying Bert, perform her solo to ‘Chim Chim Cher-ee’ April 26.
Kelsey O’Leary, as Mary Poppins, receives flowers after winning the carousel race April 26.
Moving down to the North Pole, Zoe Wolfe, half of the polar bear duo, holds an ‘arabesque’ April 26.