The only chance to perform ballet that most students experience is a three minute recital piece at the end of the year. It is our mission to not only produce a high caliber Nutcracker performance, but also to give these kids an opportunity to experience ballet as it was meant to be experienced- on the stage! We want them to experience being part of a large full-length ballet production, learning actual ballet repertory that has been performed all around the world by dancers for decades and, depending on the ballet, sometimes centuries.
Fisher Ballet Productions Nutcracker hires as few professional dancers as possible and seeks to give roles to community dancers. Most of our roles are filled by local dance students as well as local adult dancers. We like the fact that our Nutcracker brings students from different studios together to collaborate. Where they may normally compete against each other in competition, Nutcracker gives them the opportunity to work together and to make friends at other studios. Our Nutcracker helps promote the work that each of these studios does in teaching their students dance.
It is our mission to promote the art of ballet in the general community and to help dance students understand more about ballet performance and to perhaps kindle an interest in learning more about it, or seeing it performed again in the future.
At present, we have to charge a fee to participate in order to afford the high cost of producing a show of this size. Please help us raise money to make this performance opportunity free to the kids who would like to dance in it!