HUNTERSVILLE – Above, “Dancing with the Stars” performer Jose Carreno coaches 17-year-old Huntersville resident Rebecca Paul for the upcoming Piedmont Dance Theatre performance of  “The Nutcracker.”

Rebecca will play the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the upcoming performances in Kannapolis, as well as the Snow Queen in the Salisbury performances.

The Nutcracker begins at the Kannapolis Performing Arts Center on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for children ages 18 and under.

The performance will open in the Keppel Auditorium in Salisbury on Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. and Dec. 18 at 2:30 p.m. Adult ticket prices range from $20 - $25 and tickets for children 18 and under are $10 -$12.

Ticket information may be found online at piedmontdancetheatre.com or by calling 704-932-8888.