Baba Yaga Cast Begins Rehearsals

Dozens of talented dancers from around the region auditioned for Neglia Ballet’s production of Baba Yaga on September 14th. We are thrilled to announce this year’s cast . . .

Misha – Yuha Tomita

Bee – Adrien Malof and Helena Reading

Birds – Camille Bennett, Kaylee Herkey, Ava Blumberg, Breanna Ianiero

Goblins – Mollie Gaughan, Ava DiNicola, Maria Krieg, Kyra Taylor, McKenna Taylor,

Lead Goblins – Maggie Weatherdon, Olivia Ponticelli

Crows – Camille Bennett, Ava Blumberg, Lara DeBoy, Kaylee Herkey, Breanna Ianiero, Adrien Malof, Elizabeth Sam

Woodland Creatures – Amelia Bennett, Peyton Teluk, Abby Zhu, Madison Roth

Mushrooms – Kathryn Ball, Hannah Berdine, Olivia Biehl, Maja Gyasi, Rowan Lindamood, Rocco Panzica, Lilah Penchaszadeh Robert, Kaiva Yanoski

Mini Baba Yaga – Elisabeta Neglia

Bunny – Lucas Ponticelli

Skeletons – Lilly Benz, Natalie Hausmann, Norah Koch, Grace Nagy, Olivia Ponticelli, Tiana Ponticelli, Sophia Saeli, Olivia Tatlock, Kyra Taylor, McKenna Taylor, Sarah Touris, Maggie Weatherdon


Pictured: Last year’s mushrooms, woodland creatures and bunny pose backstage at Shea’s. 

Rehearsals have begun and every member of the cast is working hard to perfect their role. There’s a great responsibility that comes with being cast in a professional performance at the historic Shea’s Performing Arts Center and our dedicated dancers are rising to the occasion!

Can’t wait until the show on October 24th? Get your Baba Yaga “fix” two weeks early at the Buffalo Zoo’s Trick-or-Treat weekend! Members of the cast will be at the zoo in costume on October 11th from 12 – 3 pm to meet zoo goers. hand out candy, and tell you all about the show. Save the date and make sure to bring a friend or two to join in on the fun!

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