Paris Stigger

“I’ve always been a storyteller. I feel like story is what keeps the imagination on,” said Paris Stigger, one of the “Russian dancers” playing the role of Candy Canes in Land of Sweets, he became interested in dancing after getting accepted to the dance conservatory for Chicago High School for the Arts instead of theatre conservatory, which was his first choice. “As long as you find an outlet, for me which is dance, I feel like the limits are just endless.” (Xiaoyi Liu/MEDILL)

“I’ve always been a storyteller. I feel like story is what keeps the imagination on,” said Paris Stigger, one of the “Russian dancers” playing the role of Candy Canes in Land of Sweets. The Chicago Ballet performer became interested in dancing after getting accepted to the dance conservatory for Chicago High School for the Arts instead of theater conservatory, which was his first choice. “As long as you find an outlet, for me which is dance, I feel like the limits are just endless.” (Xiaoyi Liu/MEDILL)

“I’ve always been a storyteller. I feel like story is what keeps the imagination on,” said Paris Stigger, one of the “Russian dancers” playing the role of Candy Canes in Land of Sweets. The Chicago Ballet performer became interested in dancing after getting accepted to the dance conservatory for Chicago High School for the Arts instead of a theater conservatory, which was his first choice. “As long as you find an outlet, for me which is dance, I feel like the limits are just endless.” (Xiaoyi Liu/MEDILL)