These have been some heady times for Charlotte Ballet, fresh from the Kennedy Center Honors last weekend where dancers and staff were on hand for a tribute to artistic director Patricia McBride and fellow honorees Sting, Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin and Al Green.
This is a well-deserved honor and a once-in-a-lifetime experience for those involved, including the dancers who got to perform for McBride, President Barack Obama and the many dignitaries and entertainers in attendance.
But it was time to get back to work with the annual performances of The Nutcracker, with numerous shows throughout the holidays.
To see more images from the performance, click here.
Congratulations to this talented group and happy holidays to all!
Anna Gerberich and Pete Leo Walker in Charlotte Ballet's Nutcracker
Anna Gerberich practices in Belk Theater
In the wings
Clara and Drosselmeyer
Addul Manzano lifts Alessandra Ball James
Melissa Anduiza and David Morse
Sarah Hayes Harkins
Anna Gerberich and Pete Leo Walker