WENATCHEE, Wa.- NCWLIFE Channel notes the passing of a local Wenatchee Valley ballet legend. Emily Joan Shelton Mason died last Saturday at the age of 96. Mason was a prominent member of the area’s theatrical arts community and became Nationally known for her work. Mason founded the Wenatchee Civic Ballet in 1951 and helped produce several performances including “The Nutcracker”. A public celebration of her life will be held at the Numerica Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 22nd from 2 to 4pm.