Ten-year-old Sartell dancer Tierney Hammer was among 30 local youth and adult dancers who joined the professional cast of the Minnesota Ballet with the full College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University Orchestra to perform Tchaikovsky's unforgettable score "The Nutcracker," Dec.14 at the Escher Auditorium on the CSB campus. Tierney was cast in the primary role of Clara. She is a dancer with Company North Crest. The dancers rehearsed under the direction of local ballet instructors Ana Freire and Erika Jaguiella. “The Nutcracker” is a timeless ballet that tells the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they embark on a thrilling adventure to the Land of Sweets, dancing with the Sugar Plum Fairy and fighting the menacing Mouse King. Set in turn-of-the-20th-century Manhattan, this production features remarkable dancing, dazzling costumes and larger-than-life staging. Other Sartell dancers who performed include the following: Alyssa, Andrew and James Brennhofer; Elliott Hammer; Briehyn and Taya Lewandowski; and Makayla and Taylor Pearson.