Trezure Lardeur is a busy young woman. Between schoolwork and applying for college, she regularly takes the T to Harvard Square where she attends dance classes on full scholarship at the Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre in Cambridge.
The longtime ballet student is experiencing the excitement of dancing before a packed house as part of the theater’s annual production of “The Nutcracker,” featuring Trezure as an angel and a soldier, as well as about 200 children from the Boston area.
“The people at Jose Mateo really care about all kinds of people getting to study ballet and really experience it,” she said after a daytime performance before an audience of schoolchildren at the Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner in Dorchester that “went really well.”
“The Nutcracker” “is my first time performing onstage before a giant paying audience,” said the 17-year-old who moved to Milton from Brooklyn several years ago. “I’m pretty nervous, but I’m getting used to it.”
The Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s production of the classic ballet opened in Duxbury, then moved to Cambridge, and will close at the Strand, where the company had its debut performance in 1987.
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