Northeast Ballet's Annual Nutcracker

Northeast Ballet Company’s delightful production of
Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.

Based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffman.    A ballet in two Acts.

It isn’t really Christmas at Proctors without our own Annual Nutcracker. The Sugarplum Fairy, prancing mice, the Rat King, Clara and of course the handsome Nutcracker Prince himself, are all part of this entrancing holiday ballet.

PLEASE NOTE: Charles Askegard will be replaced by Chase Finlay

Our Nutcracker headlines the beloved Wendy Whelan and Chase Finlay, principal dancers of the world-renowned New York City  Ballet.

About Darlene Myers (Artistic Director of Northeast Ballet Company)
Darlene Myers began her professional career with Pennsylvania Ballet Company. She went on to teach at Union College and the State University of New York at Albany, prior to opening her own ballet school. The Myers Studio has offered comprehensive training since 1985 and many students of the studio are dancing in professional companies worldwide today. In 1990 Ms. Myers founded Northeast Ballet Company, the resident company of Proctors, and she continues to serve as Artistic Director. Her choreography has been performed at numerous locations in both the U.S. and abroad.

About Wendy Whelan
At 8, Whelan was chosen by Artistic Director Alun Jones to appear as a mouse in the Louisville Ballet's Nutcracker, and she also started studying at the Louisville Ballet Academy. In 1981 she began studying at the School of American Ballet (SAB - the official school of New York City Ballet). In 1986 she became a member of the corps de ballet of NYCB, was promoted to the rank of Soloist in 1989, and rose to the rank of Principal in 1991.

About Chase Finlay
Chase Finlay was born in Fairfield, Connecticut, and began his dance training at the age of 8 at Ballet Academy East. He went on to study at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, during the summer of 2007 and later enrolled as a full-time student. Finlay became an apprentice with NYCB in September 2008, became a member of the corps de ballet in September 2009 and was promoted to the rank of soloist in July 2011.

Family Friendly.Running Time
120 min with intermission
Northeast Ballet's Annual Nutcracker Saturday, December 8, 2012, 7:00 pm
Northeast Ballet's Annual Nutcracker Sunday, December 9, 2012, 2:00 pm
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