wednesday white: seaside nutcracker

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!

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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.


Magical night…

Our presentation of Nutcracker is this SaturdayNovember 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!

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  1. BethA says:

    I know it will be beautiful! Congrats on your hard work and dedication!

  2. CArolyn says:

    Just saw the promo and it was so refreshing! Loved seeing these beautiful young girls with stars in their eyes as they talked about being involved and dancing. What a gift you are giving the. Reminds me of Miss Moffett , who directed our Nutcracher performance oh so many years ago, and my experience. I can still conjure up the thrill of the actual performance.

  3. Katharina says:

    What a lovely film! It was so nice to see you and your ‘girls’ in action! I bet it will be a magical night which will make forget all the hard work that is behind it!
    Best wishes!

  4. portia says:

    Have a wonderful performance. The Nutcracker is the most beautiful of all ballets. I’m sure your event will be magical with so many angels on stage!!!

  5. kimberly says:

    Enjoy the show. I’m sure it will be most lovely. I can’t believe how much talent you have Seleta.

  6. analise says:

    I am so impressed how you contribute to your community. You daughters must be very blessed. Have a great performance. We may have to drive down to see it.

  7. tim gunn says:

    Way to go Seleta. Ballet is a most wonderful art form.

  8. lisa N says:

    Seleta we love ballet. Have you been performing for many years? The Alpharetta Dance Theatre performers are extremely talented. I am so jealous of all those who can see this in person and wish we could fly down.

  9. Aunt Pat says:

    really wonderful.

  10. kayce ughes says:

    Loved hearing you talk! And I can’t even imagine how wonderful the performance will be under the stars!

  11. Merde to you and your lovely dancers, Seleta! I am also teaching in a community ballet program, it provides instruction, leotards, tights, slippers, etc to all the little girls who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford training. Isn’t that amazing? I think I love it as much as the girls do.

  12. Kathy says:

    Congratulations on the second season! The news interview was wonderful. I wish we were visiting and could be in the audience.

  13. amazing pictures… so magic.

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