The Nutcracker

Presented by the New Paltz Ballet Theatre

Thu. Dec. 8 • 9:45am & 12pm
Fri. Dec. 9 • 12pm

Snow date: Mon. Dec. 12

Grades: All ages

After two years of waiting, The New Paltz Ballet Theatre returns for it’s 23rd season to present this classic holiday event featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet. Peter and Lisa Naumann, co-directors of the NPBT, have brought many fine regional artists together to create this beautiful production. Dancers, designers, and technicians have all contributed to make this Nutcracker a visual delight. Come along with Marie as she dreams of a fierce battle between giant mice and toy soldiers followed by a magical journey through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets.

This year Erica Pereira and Daniel Ulbricht from the NYC Ballet will perform in the Nutcracker;

Erica Pereira was born in Northport, New York. She began studying ballet at the age of 8 and enrolled at Ballet Academy East from the age of ten.

In 2005, Ms. Pereira began studying at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet. She attended summer programs at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Ms. Pereira became an apprentice with New York City Ballet in December 2006.

While an apprentice, Ms. Pereira danced the role of Juliet in Peter Martins’ Romeo + Juliet as part of the 2007 spring season. She joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet that May. In December 2009, Ms. Pereira was promoted to soloist.

Daniel Ulbricht was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, and began his dance training at the age of 11 at the Judith Lee Johnson Studio of Dance, studying with Lenny Holmes.

He also studied at Les Jeunes Danseurs with Javier Dubraq and attended the Chautauqua Summer Dance Program, training with Jean Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride.

In 1999, Mr. Ulbricht was invited by the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, to continue his training during their Winter Program.

As a student at SAB, Mr. Ulbricht performed with New York City Ballet as a Jester in Peter Martins’ The Sleeping Beauty.

In December 2000, he became an apprentice with New York City Ballet and in November 2001 he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. In January 2005, Mr. Ulbricht was promoted to the rank of soloist and principal dancer in May 2007.

Made possible with funding from The Beechwood Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Church Communities Foundation, George A. Strba Charitable Trust, H. W. Wilson Foundation, ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Kvistad Foundation, Second Hand Rose, Klock Foundation, Louis Greenspan Charitable Trust, Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Cornelia Bailey, JM McDonald, Poughkeepsie and Kingston Community Development Block Grant, Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Peckham Family Foundation, Rhinebeck Bank, Stewarts Shops, TD Charitable Foundation, Vassar Brothers Institute, Wells Fargo & Company, and from the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley: Anonymous Fund; Ann and Abe Effron Fund; Charlie Carroll Music Enrichment Fund; Dutchess Community Grants Fund; and the Ed & Barbara Joba Fund for the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. Additional support comes from the Dyson Foundation, James J. McCann Charitable Trust, Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust, NoVo Foundation, and Jeanette F. Schlobach Charitable Trust. We extend special thanks to all of the donors who contributed to the Field-Trip Fund. This program is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Masks are optional.


Date & Time

Friday, December 09 2022
12:00 pm

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Location

Bardavon
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Pricing

Schools and Members: $7.00
Child $7.00/Adult $15.00

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INDIVIDUAL TICKET BUYERS:

  • Please fill out the reservation form and you will get an email with instructions for payment
  • All patrons regardless of age must purchase admission.

SCHOOLS:

  • After filling out the reservation form an INVOICE/CONFIRMATION will be sent by email confirming your order - please adhere to the payment guidelines and due dates.
  • Changes to the number reserved or cancellation must be made in writing 45 days prior to the event.
  • Payment is due 30 days prior to the event.
  • No refunds or exchanges will be made after the 30 day deadline. The teacher or individual making the reservation is the contact person and is responsible for assuring that payment is made by the deadline.
  • Buses will unload and load in the front of the theater.

For more information visit our School Residency Programs, or contact Adelina Borman/Director of Education
Email: ADELINA BORMAN