Dance Photography: The Nutcracker 2009


The North Carolina Dance Theatre's 2009 production of The Nutcracker opened last night and I wanted to share some images from the dress rehearsal Thursday.

The show includes the usual mix of wonderful music from The Charlotte Symphony, colorful costumes and a great collaboration of local youngsters and professional dancers from NCDT and NCDT 2. There are a variety of shows including matinees so be sure to check the NCDT website for details.

Happy Holidays!

The Nutcracker leaps to action in North Carolina Dance Theatre's production of The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker leaps to action in North Carolina Dance Theatre's production of The Nutcracker

Alessandra Ball waits to take the stage

Alessandra Ball waits to take the stage

Clara dances with delight with her Christmas present

Clara dances with delight with her Christmas present

NCDT's Sarah Hayes Watson with Herr Drosselmeyer, portrayed by Mark Diamond

NCDT's Sarah Hayes Watson with Herr Drosselmeyer, portrayed by Mark Diamond

Sarah Hayes Watson dances to the delight of the children

Sarah Hayes Watson dances to the delight of the children

Love the lines and the colors in this image

Love the lines and the colors in this image

Addul Manzano and Kara Wilkes

Addul Manzano and Kara Wilkes

Snowflakes glide across the stage

Snowflakes glide across the stage

More snowflakes

More snowflakes

Little angels float through the fog

Little angels float through the fog

More angels

More angels

The production includes many local children and dancers from North Carolina Dance Theatre 2

The production includes many local children and dancers from North Carolina Dance Theatre 2

Rebecca Carmazzi is the Sugar Plum Fairy

Rebecca Carmazzi is the Sugar Plum Fairy

Wonderful costumes

Wonderful costumes

Mary Ellen Beaudreau and Dustin Layton

Mary Ellen Beaudreau and Dustin Layton

Jamie Dee dances

Jamie Dee dances

More Jamie Dee

More Jamie Dee

A colorful dance from Sarh Hayes Watson

A colorful dance from Sarh Hayes Watson

Mother Ginger and friends

Mother Ginger and friends

Kar Wilkes gets a lift from Justin VanWeest

Kara Wilkes gets a lift from Justin VanWeest

Rebecca Carmazzi prepares as she gets ready to take the stage

Rebecca Carmazzi prepares as she gets ready to take the stage

Dancer/choreographer Sasha Janes watches as he prepares to dance

Dancer/choreographer Sasha Janes watches as he prepares to dance

Rebecca Carmazzi and Sasha Janes

Rebecca Carmazzi and Sasha Janes