Ballet Photography - The Nutcracker


There is so much gloom and doom around these days that it seems a perfect time to get a respite by taking in the North Carolina Dance Theatre's (NCDT) performance of the holiday classic The Nutcracker.
Thursday night's dress rehearsal was a delight with beautiful music by the Charlotte Symphony, incredible colorful costumes and of course amazing dancing from the NCDT professionals along with help from area children.
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Happy Holidays!
Jasmine Perry is Clara

Jasmine Perry is Clara

Randolph Ward gets some hang time as a toy soldier

Randolph Ward gets some hang time as a toy soldier

Children get an up-close look at the toy soldier

Children get an up-close look at the toy soldier

Mark Diamond's Drosselmeyer with Clara

Mark Diamond's Drosselmeyer with Clara

Soldiers come to the rescue in Clara's dream

Soldiers come to the rescue in Clara's dream

The mice fight back

The mice fight back

The mouse king is ready to rumble

The Mouse King is ready to rumble

Sasha Janes and Anna Gerberich soar

Sasha Janes and Anna Gerberich soar

Snowflakes all around

Snowflakes all around

Anna Gerberich performs a solo

Anna Gerberich performs a solo

An angel waits to perform

An angel waits to perform

Another angel

Another angel

Dry ice, cool lights and small angels - gotta love it

Dry ice, cool lights and small angels - gotta love it

I obviously liked the little angels

I obviously liked the little angels

Mayu Tanigaito and Jhe Russell

Mayu Tanigaito and Jhe Russell

Carolina Rendon Okolova and her colorful helpers

Carolina Rendon Okolova and her colorful helpers

Mother Ginger played by Carlie Mills

Mother Ginger played by Carlie Mills

Sarah James performs

Sarah James performs

Joseph Watson gets ready to perform

Joseph Watson gets ready to perform

Joseph Watson lifts Carolina Rendon Okolova

Joseph Watson lifts Carolina Rendon Okolova

Dancer detail

Dancer detail

Beautiful detailing in Traci Gilchrest's costume

Beautiful detailing in Traci Gilchrest's costume

Traci Gilchrest and Addul Manzano

Traci Gilchrest and Addul Manzano

Addul Manzano in full flight

Addul Manzano

Jasmine Perry prepares to take a bow for her role as Clara

Jasmine Perry prepares to take a bow for her role as Clara