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The Nativity Expressed Through Ballet

Shepherds dance in the fields after hearing about the birth of Christ.

The Macholah Ballet brought the Bible to life this past weekend with their performance of “The Nativity” at King’s Rivers Ministries in St. Albans. The production featured scenes of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus, shepherds, angels, and wise men portrayed through classical ballet and set to beautiful Christmas music. The public had two opportunities to see the production, Friday, December 1, and Saturday, December 2.

This year marks the eleventh one for “The Nativity.” When the production first started, dancers from the Macholah Ballet would spend nine weeks traveling to various churches between Kenova to Sissonville. Each weekend, they would perform at a different church or local organization. In recent years, however, the studio has remained in the local area, offering their performances as a gift to the community.
“The Nativity” features high school aged, pre-professional level dancers. The production is always free for the community as part of the Christian dance studio’s goal to share the gospel through ballet.

The Macholah Ballet is located beside Save-A-Lot in Scott Depot. The studio offers classes in jazz, ballet, tap, and lyrical. It is also one of the few studios in the local area which offers classes for adults.

Dancers dance with Christmas gifts.
The Macholah Ballet puts on their production of the Nativity every year.
Mary and Joseph gaze down at baby Jesus while shepherds and wise men look on.
Mary and her friends enjoy a happy moment.
Mary and Joseph dance together.
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