Dance Photography: NCDT's Nutcracker 2011


Christmas Carols, cookies, eggnog and...The Nutcracker of course.

It's that time of year and North Carolina Dance Theatre is ready with its 2011 version of the holiday classic.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Alessandra Ball takes flight in North Carolina Dance Theatre's Nutcracker

Alessandra Ball takes flight in North Carolina Dance Theatre's Nutcracker

Clara gets a lift from Drosselmeyer

Clara gets a lift from Drosselmeyer

Clara with her Nutcracker

Clara with her Nutcracker

Getting carried away

Getting carried away

Toy soldier Jordan Leeper

Toy soldier Jordan Leeper

Mice on the move

Mice on the move

The Mouse King is ready for battle

The Mouse King is ready for battle

Graceful dancers

Graceful dancers

In unison

In unison

Ready to perform

Ready to perform

Snowflakes

Snowflakes

In motion

In motion

Jamie Dee gets a lift from Pete Walker

Jamie Dee gets a lift from Pete Walker

A light moment while waiting for some publicity photos

A light moment while waiting for some publicity photos

Pete Walker has some fun while waiting

Pete Walker has some fun while waiting

Dancing in the snow

Dancing in the snow

Footwork

Footwork

Pete Walker and Jamie Dee

Pete Walker and Jamie Dee

Snowed under

Snowed under

Preparation

Preparation

Angels

Angels

Sugar Plum Fairy Anna Gerberich

Sugar Plum Fairy Anna Gerberich

Sarah Hayes Watson kicks up her heels

Sarah Hayes Watson kicks up her heels

Kate Ann Behrendt

Kate Ann Behrendt

Melissa Anduiza and Naseeb Culpepper

Melissa Anduiza and Daniel Rodriguez

Melissa Anduiza

Melissa Anduiza

Alessandra Ball and friends

Alessandra Ball and friends

Alessandra spins

Alessandra spins

On their toes

On their toes

Pretty in pink

Pretty in pink

Pete Walker leaps

Pete Walker leaps

Colorful Kate Anne Behrendt

Colorful Kate Anne Behrendt

Watching from the wings

Watching from the wings

David Morse and Anna Gerberich laugh as they practice their lifts during a break

David Morse and Anna Gerberich laugh as they practice their lifts during a break

Gerberich and Morse

Gerberich and Morse

David Morse and Anna Gerberich

David Morse and Anna Gerberich