Hillside resident will perform in ‘The Nutcracker’ in Montclair

HILLSIDE, NJ — Christopher Odoms, 18, of Hillside, will join professional guest artists when he performs the soloist role of Cavalier in this year’s full-length production of New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble’s holiday classic “The Nutcracker” at the Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave. in Montclair on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 1 and 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m.

Celebrated dancers Morgan McEwen, Scott Weber, Rosemary Sabovick-Bleich, Joseph Fritz, Bradley Shelver, Mario Espinoza and Terence Duncan, from prestigious companies such as Ballet Hispanico, National Ballet of Cuba, Metropolitan Opera Ballet and New Jersey Ballet, among others, join the ensemble for three performances at the venue.

Odoms, the son of Franchel Odoms of Hillside, is a senior at Hillside High School and in his second season with NJDTE.
He has previously appeared in the roles of Mouse and Russian.