"Anything is possible. If you don't think you can do something, just try it; it doesn't really matter, just try," said Akita.
Other Saratoga County children who were selected were Lilah DuBoff, Alison Genevich, Molly Genevich and Grace Goodell of Saratoga Springs; William Halm and Samantha Whitman of Burnt Hills; Hanna Hanson and Hanna Valiquette of Clifton Park; Emily Heym and Elisabeth Claire Usack of Gansevoort; Gwenda Law of Charlton; Emily Lewis of Ballston Spa; Halie Maple of Halfmoon; and Gianna Papa of Ballston Lake.
"We are thrilled to be bringing our region's young talent to the SPAC Amphitheatre stage this season. This is a dream come true for these children who will have the opportunity to dance alongside New York City Ballet stars on a stage that has showcased the finest artists in the world," said Marcia J. White, SPAC's president and executive director of SPAC.
For a full schedule and description of performances and to purchase tickets, visit www.spac.org.