Although dancers learn to smile onstage – other than during tragic moments in the plot of a ballet – Genevieve Pelletier was concerned she had perhaps overdone it in her last role. She was the lead in the Marzipan dance in Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy’s production of “The Nutcracker.”
Then along came a role in which an oversize smile fits perfectly.
The 17-year-old Quince Orchard High School senior will be playing the Cheshire Cat.
“I love the Cheshire Cat, who smiles all the time,” she said. “It fits in with my personality.”
Every year Metropolitan Ballet Theatre presents a different full-length ballet during the spring. This year it’s “Alice in Wonderland.”