Wellington Ballet Theatre Presents ‘The Nutcracker’

The Wellington Ballet Theatre will present a free night of dance arts performance to the Belle Glade community Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center.

With artistic direction by 2012 Wellington Idol judge Rocky Duvall, the company will showcase performances from the classical ballet The Nutcracker, featuring a classical pas de deux performed by professional dancers Tomas Mazuch and Emily Ricca, with additional classic selections performed by Wellington Ballet Theatre Dance Company and its young apprentice dancers.

The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and a libretto adapted from E.T.A. Hoffman’s story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The ballet originally premiered in 1892 at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Wellington Ballet Theatre production features choreography by Melissa Waters and is perfect holiday entertainment for the whole family. The experience will be magical, and young children are both invited and encouraged to attend. The Wellington Ballet Theatre is grateful to its sponsors for supporting the concert: the Village of Wellington, the Dance Arts Conservatory, Arrigo Fiat of West Palm and Sawgrass, Seasons Women’s Care, the Pediatric Center Inc. and Symons Family Chiropractic.

An additional performance of The Nutcracker will be held Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) and is also free to the public. Seating is limited so come early and bring seating.

Wellington Ballet Theatre’s spring production will be a mix of classical ballet and contemporary dance set to the music of George Winston. Auditions will be held Saturday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. at 11260 Fortune Circle, Suite J-1, in Wellington. Call Company Manager Randy Ballen at (561) 296-1880 or e-mail info@wellingtonballettheatre.org with further questions or to register for the audition.

Wellington Ballet Theatre is a performing company and school of ballet registered as a not-for-profit charitable organization, dedicated to promoting and preserving the dance arts in the community. The auditions, workshops, master classes and dance demonstrations are open to all members of the dance community, providing an outlet for all students of artistic merit to express themselves and learn more about classical dance as a form of art.

For more on upcoming performances, ballet classes or bookings, visit www.wellingtonballettheatre.org, e-mail founder Rocky Duvall at info@wellingtonballettheatre.org or call (561) 296-1880.