Edina dancers to perform in Nutcracker

Seven Edina residents will be among the 72 dancers performing in “Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy” at the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, in Minneapolis.

Gabriela Avila, Carlie Clemmerson, Katie Curran, Helia Hanson, Karen Lee, Rachel Thompson and Rita Tsapatsis dance with the Minnesota Dance Theatre and The Dance Institute in Minneapolis.

The performances will take place Dec. 14 through Dec. 24.