Join a cast of 60 local ballet dancers as they recreate the magic of the Nutcracker, the world’s favorite holiday ballet, at USCB’s Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16.
Beaufort’s Community Nutcracker is directed by Melissa Derrick, who studied classical ballet in Brazil for more than 15 years and has taught ballet in Beaufort for 14 years. Guest artist Felipe Puletini will join the cast as the Nutcracker Cavalier and soldier.
Local Nutcracker dancers include: Ambrose Reichel, James Brady Pieczonka, Lucian Alliman, Cecelia McAlhaney, Annie Grace Wilson, Kiwa Bertholf, Sophie Hayward, William Clarke, Rawles Moore, Stuart Szelmeczki, Owen Szelmeczki, Karlie Fiocco, Olive Florence, Juliet Pieczonka, Laura Stephens, Caylin Gecy, Hannah Thompson Trinity Myers, Jillian Pieczonka, Taylor Sarathy, Abigail Wiley, Addison Ball, Emma Brem, Celeste Dowdy, Sariyah Dowdy, Olivia Ellison, Taylor Fiocco, Skyler Holmes, Sophia Holmes, Chloe Oglesby, Harrison Simmons, Joy Anderson, Abbigail O’neal, Savannah Orsen, Jenevieve Pieczonka, Amelia Raino, Madeline Szelmeczki, Jaida Baldwin, Abigail Clarke, Maura Clarke, Lindsay Duncan, Cadence Gillaspie, Sophie Hayward, Oakley Magbee, Ava Maldonado, Cecelia Mcalhaney, Naomi Salleme, Teresa Salleme, Annie Grace Wilson, Kristin Burke, Kaedin Grissom, Melodie Allen, Leila Aldred, Taylor Fiocco, Charlotte Guertin, Hollis Mitchell, Caroline Moore, Lyanne Santiago-Gierbolini, Stella Scarborough, Phoebe Scarborough, Harrison Simmons, Quinn Williams, Rebecca Clarke, Michael Langehans, Marc Hayward, Helena Appleton, Christoph Hanau, Carmen Dillard, and Luci Dodge.
Tickets are available online at www.uscbcenterforthearts.com – where audience members can select specific theater seats ranging from adults $20, seniors $18 and students $14. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the USCB Center for the Arts Box Office at 843-521-4145. The performance will be at the USCB Center for the Arts at 805 Carteret Street in downtown Beaufort.