Daniel Ulbricht, left, danced children's roles in The Nutcracker at Mahaffey Theater when he was growing up in St. Petersburg. Now Ulbricht is a rising star with New York City Ballet, and he's returning to his hometown to present himself and six of his friends — all top-level ballet dancers — in a mixed program at Mahaffey. They will perform (to taped music) excerpts from works by NYCB co-founder George Balanchine, including Tarantella and Who Cares?, as well as excerpts from Coppelia and Swan Lake. Ulbricht will perform a contemporary solo by Servy Gallardo. Three other dancers in the program also grew up in the Tampa Bay area: Savannah Lowery and Ashley Laracey, both members of NYCB, and Allison Miller of Houston Ballet. The performance is at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $25, $40. (727) 892-5767.
Coming Sunday IN LATITUDES: Ulbricht talks about returning to his hometown and life in New York City.