Dance Instructor at Villa also teaches persistence…

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A way to motivate her students turns into a dream come true for one local ballet teacher.  Eden Mishler, Dance Instructor at Villa Maria Academy, auditioned for Lake Erie Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ as a way to encourage her students to do the same, and she was cast as her dream role!

Eden says she’s played 19 different roles in ‘The Nutcracker’ throughout her many years of dancing, however, she was never cast as her dream role of the Snow Queen… until now.  “Ambition is key,” says Eden, “I think they would agree with me now.  I think I’ve taught them to be a go-getter because I’m 28 almost and I’m still going after childhood dreams.”

Lake Erie Ballet and the Erie Philharmonic are presenting ‘The Nutcracker’ this December at the Warner Theater.  For more information, please go to

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