Sunday Matinee Sold Out
Limited Seating for Saturday Matinee
Good Seats Still Available for Evening Performances
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
Spokane Symphony Orchestra
State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara
75 Local Dancers
Local Cast List:
Peggy Tan Goodner and Emily Grizzell are working with the young dancers who won the roles in the ballet. The 73 young dancers, who train at almost a dozen ballet studios, come from all over the Inland Empire—from Cheney to Coeur d’Alene, from Spangle to Deer Park—this year’s cast even includes dancers from Cataldo and Colville.
Several local dancers will appear as young guests in the Party Scene: Riley Ellyson, Juliana Murphy, Genesea Nibler, Thomas Stenzel, Owen Swanson, Samantha Warren and Anna Wirthlin.
The Mouse King and his minions do battle against the Nutcracker and his army of toy soldiors. The mice will be danced by Logan Brophy, Rachel Harwood, Ireland Luiten, Haley Morris, Jaylyn Oka, Kendra Potratz, Anna Rude and Madeline Tinney. The soldiers will be danced by Ava Aleto, Jaymie Belknap, Sarah Braun, Sophie Chambers, Tucker Edwards, Paige Fiske, Stephanie Gady, Hayden Jeremiah, Clare Kittlestved, Sarah Lester, Mackenzie Lewis, Elizabeth McKenna, Jenika Staben, Julia Russell and Elizabeth Horner.
Advanced level students are cast as Angels in the opening of the second act. These are played by Clare Anderson, Victoria Bybee, Ashley Cartledge, Annika Erickson, Anissa Martinez, Anna Naddy, Sarah Seeberger, Sarah Storey, Meghan Wells, Ariana Woodard and Taylor Yocum. They will be accompanied by younger dancers playing Little Angels: Grace Anderson, Cascade Donally, Madison Ediger, Dinah Gardner, Teayona Hoard, Summer Jeremiah, Yvette Kraft, Marlena Mizzoni, Sarah Schlegel, Kiersty Staben and Stacy Watts.
The land of sweets will also be populated by bonbons played by local dancers Nadia Banka, Jessica Cochran, Jadyn Cartledge, Haley Cartledge, MacKenzie Ediger, Avery Ellingwood, Sophia Falter, Emma Finkle, Madeline Gilmore, Kelsey Koch, Olivia Lofstedt, Lucy Lynn, Bianca Massman, Emily Mullins, Bryndel Pargman, Kierra Perkins, Emily Pence, Sofie Presho, Serena Shannon, Kailee Swenson-Poosri, Ava Walter, Piper Warren, Madeleine Wilson and Julia Wirthlin.