The Dalton Arts Project is proud to present "Nutcracker 2017"
For over 20 years, the Nutcracker ballet has been a tradition during the holiday season for the Northwest Georgia region. Nutcracker 2017, presented by the Dalton Arts Project, will feature more than 350 local and guest performers for 8 performances:
Fri, Dec 8 at 7:30 pm,
Sat, Dec 9 at 10:00 am,
Sat, Dec 9 at 2:00 pm,
Sat, Dec 9 at 7:30 pm,
Fri, Dec 15 at 7:30 pm,
Sat, Dec 16 at 10:00 am,
Sat, Dec 16 at 2:00 am,
and Sat, Dec 16 at 7:30 pm.
It is sure to be a rousing success. From the hundreds of dancers to the dozens of community participants to the captivated audiences, everyone is sure to be dazzled by this holiday delight. Join us as the theatre will be transformed into a Victorian-Era wonderland where it will be believable that five-foot candy canes dance and that toy-soldiers come to life.
All this is made possible by the generous monetary donations and hours of volunteer time contributed by both parents and interested members of the community. To all who help to make Nutcracker such a success and a joy to watch and perform...THANK YOU! We could not do it without your help.
Tickets are $13-$18 and go on sale to the general public on November 27th at 411 North Park Drive in Dalton. Bring 1 can of food for the Dalton Salvation Army Food Bank and get $1 off your ticket price.
Please call 706-529-2787 for tickets or more information.
Mark Burns, Cavalier
Mark Burns, former soloist with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, has danced leading roles throughout America by choreographers such as George Balanchine, Alonzo King, Alvin Ailey, John Alleyne, Dwight Rhoden and William Forsythe. He has also been a guest artist with Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Brooklyn Ballet. He began his training at the Joffrey School of Ballet in New York, and then continued study at the School of American Ballet. He also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University. Mr. Burns is currently working with Janusphere, Maryland Youth Ballet, Ballethnic and Flint Youth Ballet.
Brandye Lee Sugar Plum Fairy
Brandye Lee is a graduate of Sidwell Friends School, a cum laude alumna of Smith College (Economics & Afro-American Studies), and received her formal dance training as a scholarship student at Jones-Haywood School of Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem and the Ailey School. She was a featured dancer with Ailey II and Disney’s “The Lion King” National Tour. Miss Lee has taught in many of the 47 states she toured, and has also produced several concerts benefiting arts and education organizations nationwide. Miss Lee is co-founder of B2 Movement for Change LLC, which promotes healthy lifestyles through dance and yoga. She resides in Washington, D.C. where she is a proud faculty member of her dance alma mater, Jones-Haywood, She continues to perform as a guest artist with Dance Theater of Lynchburg in Virginia, and Collage Dance Collective of Memphis, Tennessee.