Ballet Apetrei announces guest artists and Clara who will perform at all three performances of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, to take place at at the Mandeville High School Theater at 7:00 PM on Friday, December 13th and at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM on Saturday, December 14th.
Lora Sturm and Christo McMaster of Festival Ballet Albuquerque will perform in the 31st production of The Nutcracker as Snow Queen and Snow Prince, respectively, as well as dance the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier. Howard Merlin of Boston Ballet will return to the role of Herr Drosselmeyer. The 2019 Clara will be Charlotte Tepper, a member of the Ballet Apetrei company and an eighth grader at St. Scholastica Academy in Covington.
Ballet Apetrei, a local nonprofit since 1988, is committed to arts education, giving back to the community and access to the arts for local dancers seeking to pursue ballet training in a nurturing environment. The Nutcracker performances delight Northshore audiences and include the Ballet Apetrei Company and nationally recognized guest artists who will dance featured roles alongside a cast of approximately seventy-five local students selected at community auditions in September.
Learn more about the award winning dance company's founders and programs at http://www.BalletApetrei.net.