Wildlife Art Show and junior ballet opens TNEF’s summer concert and art series at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve

Members of Murrieta’s Academy of Ballet Arts’ junior ballet troupe with their co-directors Alyssa and Jose Chavez take a pose following their outdoor stage performance at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve in The Nature Education Foundation’s soft opening of its Summer Concert Series June 24. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
The Academy of Ballet Arts junior company of ballerinas wowed the audience attending the soft opening of The Nature Education Foundation’s Summer Concerts and Art Show on the outdoor pavilion stage at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve June 24. The young ballerinas from ages 5 to 15 showed off their learned dancing skills to the appreciative audience bringing rounds of applause and cheers. Leading the ballet company were the Academy’s co-directors Alyssa and Jose Chavez. The event, produced by TNEF at the Santa Rosa Plateau, brought the wildlife themed works of more than 30 local well-known artists for show and sale with a portion of the proceeds going to help the nonprofit foundation in its quest to foster youth environmental stewardship for students from third grade through
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