The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” written by E.T.A. Hoffman
The Alamo City Dance Company’s original full length production of The Nutcracker in 1991 started with 50 dancers performing all of the parts.
Through the years the Company has had the opportunity to perform with professional artists including Cornel Crabtree and Jenna Lavin of New York City Ballet, Carolina Capdevila of Compania Nacional de Mexico and Stephanie Murrish & Daniil Giafullin of the Bolshoi Ballet and most recently Jennifer Goodman, Luke Joiner, Maia Wilkins, Michael Levine, Season De Angelis and Mauro Villanueva of the Joffrey Ballet Chicago.
The Alamo City Dance Company’s production of The Nutcracker, now in its 25th year and the longest running Nutcracker in San Antonio, boasts approximately 100 dancers in 160 roles danced by San Antonians with the exception of the guest artists.
This years production features ballerina Jennifer Goodman and Luke Joiner of the Joffrey Ballet, Miranda Colley and Cody Miley, Matthew Morley, and Roxanna Pena of the Alamo City Dance Company.
Alamo City Dance Co’s The Nutcracker is an annually changing production of costumes, scenic elements and choreography. This Performance of The Nutcracker is a San Antonio favorite, it is a wonderful ballet for the entire family.
Don’t miss The Nutcracker a holiday classic of a young girl named Clara who is given a gift the Nutcracker and later that evening dreams of encounters with mice and soldiers in a battle. Her Nutcracker turns into a Prince to save the day but it is she who saves him instead. He thanks her with a fantastic journey through the Kingdom of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets.