Jo Alspaugh of Russell performed as the Snow Queen in the Ballet Theatre of Ohio's production of the Nutcracker on Dec. 3-5 at the Akron Civic Theatre in Akron, Ohio. She is a graduate of Mercyhurst College where she was a dual major in dance and world languages and cultures. While there, she danced in LaSyphide, La Bayadere, Brahms Interlude and Sleeping Beauty. Alspaugh has also performed with Ballet Concerto in Fort Worth Texas, Allegheny Regional Dance Theatre, and the Albany Berkshire Ballet. Since joining Ballet Theatre of Ohio, she has performed in the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and the Wizard of Oz. Alspaugh is currently attending law school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.