Celebrate the Season: Academy of Dance’s 20th Annual “Nutcracker”

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November 11, 2022

Academy of Dance celebrates its 25th year of business, and proudly presents the return of its holiday ballet “The Nutcracker”. This year marks Academy of Dance’s 20th production of “The Nutcracker” and its first since 2019. “The Nutcracker” ballet will be held on Saturday, December 17th at 7:00pm and Sunday, December 18th at 1:00pm at Central Kitsap Performing Arts Theater.

The Nutcracker will be performed on
Saturday, Dec. 17th at 7pm and Sunday Dec. 18th at 1:00 pm. 

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The performance will help to support Academy of Dance’s “Wish Upon a Star” scholarship program providing “at risk youth” opportunities to  participate in our dance program, including weekly classes and  performances. The goal for this program is to help the youth of our  community overcome difficult circumstances and to empower them to make healthy choices by providing an opportunity to participate in a disciplined yet consistent, positive activity.  

The Nutcracker - Produced by Carla Olson and directed by Maddie Walker. This traditional version of the ballet features a talented cast of child, teen, and adult dancers. Based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffman and featuring Peter Tchaikovsky’s lilting score, “The Nutcracker” has been a holiday tradition since its premiere in 1892. It tells the story of a young girl, Clara (Ashlee Butherus), who receives a wonderful nutcracker one Christmas Eve from her mysterious Godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer (Lorenzo St. Luce). Later that evening, Clara protects her beloved gift from an invading army of mice and a giant rodent, the Rat Queen (Faith Potter), and is rewarded for her bravery when the Nutcracker (Adyson Leonhardt) is transformed into a handsome prince. Clara embarks on a spectacular journey through the snow-covered forest, led by the Snow Queen (Alacyn Garber) to the enchanted kingdom, the Land of Sweets, where Clara is escorted by the Sugar Plum Fairy (Naleah Peerson) and treated to a variety of wonderful dances from around the world.

Our Vision - Academy of Dance Academy of Dance is a professional dance school dedicated to providing our communities with uncompromising excellence in the education of dance and performance art. Our goal is to create a positive and healthy learning environment where individual talents and abilities are recognized, and students learn the art of dance to their individual potential.

Academy of Dance is currently enrolling for their 2022-23 dance season.