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Once upon a time
Sugarloaf Performing Arts to present 'Snow White'

17-year-old Jennifer Mullins will become a princess in a fairy tale this weekend.

The Peachtree Ridge student will dance the lead role of Snow White in a ballet based on the classic Brothers Grimm story of a young woman driven from her home by an envious step-mother and then rescued by a prince through the help of seven clever dwarfs.

The Sugarloaf Performing Arts Ballet Company, under the director of owner and artistic director Lori Zamzow-Wire of Suwanee, will present "Snow White" this weekend at the Gwinnett Center.

Mullins, a Lawrenceville resident, is dancing her first lead role and will be partnered with guest artist and Marietta resident Ryan Cook, a professional dancer with The Georgia Ballet who will dance the role of Snow White's prince.

Mullins and Cook will be joined on stage by 15-year-old Collins Hill High School student Jessica Ojeda, who will dance the role of the wicked queen.

"(The ballet) has a lot of dramatics in it, a lot of acting," Zamzow-Wire said. "I was drawn to ('Snow White') as a ballet because of that."

The ballet will be performed at 7 p.m. today and 1:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday.

"It's a really beautiful, exciting ballet," Zamzow-Wire said. "Putting it all together, it's going to be a really magical show."