When the curtain was raised on the Kansas City Ballet’s 40th annual
production of “The Nutcracker” Dec. 1, audiences were treated to
performances by several Jewish performers. At least five Jewish dancers
are in the production, which has two casts for the young dancers. The
Prince, one of the production’s major roles for students, is being
played by Shawn Kramarovsky. Other Jewish performers include Stella
Shapiro, siblings Greta and Oscar Miller and Natalie Goldman.