Ballet Photography: Charlotte Ballet's Nutcracker


While the story and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux's wonderful choreography remain the same, there are many new faces in this year's edition of Charlotte Ballet's Nutcracker.

There will be numerous performances through late December so be sure to take in a show if you get the chance.

Jamie Dee Clifton as the Sugar Plum Fairy

Jamie Dee Clifton as the Sugar Plum Fairy

Clara and friends

Clara and friends

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Ben Ingel portrays Drosselmeyer

Casting a spell

Casting a spell

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Ben Ingel is Drosselmyer

Drosselmeyer and Clara

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Battle

Battle

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Addul Manzano and Elizabeth Truell

Addul Manzano and Elizabeth Truell

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Snowflakes

Snowflakes

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Elizabeth Truell

Elizabeth Truell

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Elizabeth Truell and Juwan Alston

Elizabeth Truell and Juwan Alston

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Raven Barkley

Raven Barkley

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Lexi Johnston

Lexi Johnston

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Amelia Sturt-Diley and Thel Moore III

Amelia Sturt-Diley and Thel Moore III

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Chelsea Dumas

Chelsea Dumas

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Jamie Dee Clifton and James Kopecky

Jamie Dee Clifton and James Kopecky

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Iago Bresciani

Iago Bresciani

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The four dancers who will portray the Sugar Plum Fairy, get a little extra practice with their respective partners

The four dancers who will portray the Sugar Plum Fairy get a little extra practice with their respective partners

Rehearsing

Rehearsing