I’ve been up to my ears in rehearsals for our second annual Seaside Nutcracker on November 23rd! Yay, so very excited!! I’ll tell you more about it the next post, but first wanted to share our news coverage from last night – not sure how long this link to the story (below) will last so check it out. Click on the image then press play when it takes you to the page. You’ll get to see what my ballerinas are up to…and what I do while my kiddos are in school!
A few important mentions: Seaside Nutcracker is under the direction of Rose Barile, former Atlanta Ballet prima ballerina, and Alpharetta Dance Theatre director. Nutcracker is sponsored by The Merchants of Seaside and our patron, Daryl Davis, co-founder of Seaside. My role in Nutcracker is Ballet Mistress, which means I rehearse the dancers and maintain the integrity of the ballet in the director’s absence.
Seaside Nutcracker features the talent of Alpharetta Dance Theatre ballerinas and my dance students of Seaside Neighborhoood School. So grateful for the vision and support of both Rose and our generous sponsors who have made this dream possible for our recreational dancers and community.
Our presentation of Nutcracker is this Saturday, November 23rd at 5:00pm, and FREE to the public. It is held in the majestic Seaside Amphitheater, which is a beautiful place to attend any event. Last year we had more than 600 in the audience. There is nothing more beautiful than ballerinas dancing en pointe under the stars in Seaside. Believe me, it is a show you do not want to miss!
Here is a peek from last year. This was the debut performance of my Seaside Neighborhood School dance students as Angels. Pictured here is Alpharetta Dance Theatre Sugarplum with our SNS Angels.
Photos by Sheila Goode, who generously photographed our entire production as a gift to dancers and their families.
It was a magical night.
I’ll be back later this week with another post about our Nutcracker. Must first catch my breath.
This year our SNS dancers will dance the parts of Angels, Candy Canes, and Polichinelles. Excited to tell you my daughter is one of my dance students and will be in the production this year as well…so excited for her and all of our dancers!