Mollie Petrizzo is a freshman studying dance at Fordham College Lincoln Center in the Ailey/Fordham BFA program. She began dancing at the Alyce Carella Dance Center as a hip hop competitor and then as student of ballet at Ballet Theatre Company in West Hartford where she danced for 10 years. She spent her senior year of high school training with The Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts. This will be Mollie’s 14th season participating in Ballet Theatre Company’s production of The Nutcracker. This is Mollie's first year dancing as a professional and she is thrilled for this opportunity. Mollie would like to express gratitude to her teachers, family, and friends for supporting her through the years.