The St. George Ballet Company in association with Westside Studio of Performing Arts, under the direction of Sheila Bailey, with assistants Bene’ Arnold, Amber Shakespeare and Deborah Dawn, has enjoyed putting on the annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet for 12 Christmas seasons in southern Utah. Many families have made attending The Nutcracker a part of their Christmas tradition.
William F. Christensen presented the first full length production of The Nutcracker Ballet in the United States in 1944. In kind of Bene` Arnold and Florence Christenson, the St. George Ballet Company has established his original choreography in Act I, scenes 1 & 2 as a part of their Nutcracker. Grown-ups and children will delight in seeing the mice and soldiers in battle before Clara continues into the Snow Kingdom and the Land of the Sweets to visit the Sugar Plum Fairy. Dancers from around the world entertain the Nutcracker Prince and Clara along with bringing smiles to the faces of all involved.
The cast features over 120 local dancers who will be sharing the stage with professional dancers. Tickets are available at westsidestudio.org/tickets or call 674-9728.
The St. George Ballet Company is honored to have something of such quality to present to our community that comes from their own children.
Contact: Sheila Bailey
Event Days: Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.
Event Hours: Th-Sat, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Sat Mat 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.