Two Dot dancers have roles in Boston Ballet’s ‘Cinderella’

Mairead Manning and Matilda Curd.

Dorchester neighbors Matilda Curd and Mairead Manning have been performing in Boston Ballet’s production of “Cinderella” this month. This is Curd’s second role and Manning’s seventh with the company. They were cast as urchins in the “Nutcracker” last December.

Only 20 students out of over 5,000 Boston Ballet School students were selected to participate in the show, which opened March 14 at the Citizen’s Bank Opera House in Downtown Crossing.  The girls will perform on March 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Curd is a third grader at the Perry School in South Boston and a long-time student at the Boston Ballet School and Ms. Linda’s School of Dance. She will also be performing in ‘Willy Wonka’ with Main Stage Theater in South Boston on March 23.

Manning is a sixth grader at Boston Collegiate School where she regularly earns honor roll. She is an active member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester and she qualified for the Boys & Girls Clubs National Swim Championships in St. Petersburg, Florida this coming April. Manning also plays chess with the Boston Public Library’s Lower Mills Chess program and has competed twice at the US Amateur Team East competition in New Jersey.

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