Gazette Life & Arts writer Jeff Wilkin has portrayed Mother Ginger for 10 years in Northeast Ballet's annual production of "The Nutcracker" at Proctors in Schenectady.
Gazette Life & Arts writer Jeff Wilkin, dressed for his role as Mother Ginger in Northeast Ballet's annual production of "The Nutcracker", poses with Anita Burock at Proctors.
Jeff Wilkin talks with, from left, Michela Schillinger, 11, of Loudonville, Elizabeth Slusarz, 10, of Glenville, and Erica Askew, 10, of Johnstown during a rehearsal at Proctors in Schenectady.
Jeff Wilkin tightens Mother Ginger's bonnet.
The Ginger Snaps run out onto the dance floor from underneath Mother Ginger's dress.
Mother Ginger moves around the dance floor, surrounded by the Ginger Snaps.
Jeff Wilkin is shown in full costume as Mother Ginger.