Wilmington Ballet Company presents “The Great Wilmington Nutcracker”
Sat. Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. & Sun. Dec. 18 at 3:00 p.m.
Tickets for this performance range from $25 – $35+ taxes & fees
Don’t miss The Great Wilmington Nutcracker, winner of Encore Magazine’s “Best Theatrical Show in Wilmington”. Deemed “spectacular” by Arthur Sheuy of The StarNews, this magnificent production is not to be missed! Daniel Seamans (Anchor WWAY) is master of ceremonies of the treasured holiday classic. Professional guests from the prestigious Washington Ballet grace the stage alongside local professional and student talent.
Arrive early to enjoy pre-show festivities, including Christmas caroling and character photo-ops. (see full schedule here)
Doors open an hour before the show time. Run time is approx 2 hours, including intermission.
Tickets sold out in 2015 and will go quickly. Get yours early!
Sponsor Opera Boxes are available – Contact Wilmington Ballet Co. for details.
Featured Guest from Washington Ballet:
Manu Navarro begins her studies of Ballet at the age of 5, later at the age of 9 she becomes more serious in her training at “Dancing Steps” Panama Rep. of Panama She has been awarded several medals in different competitions, Certamen Internacional Infanto-Juvenil, Stars of the 21st Century were she won first place 2 years in a row, the first year in the solo category and the second year in the Pas de Deux category, finalist at the Youth American Grand Prix 2006 and 2007, Fifth place at World Ballet Competition 2009. From 2004 to 2007 she studied at South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities under Stanislav Issaev, in august 2007 she began her professional career at ABT of Florida under Vladimir Issaev. Late 2008 she returned to her beloved Panama were she began as a Soloist at The National Ballet of Panama. She has done many roles Kitri and Mercedes in Don Quixote, Swanilda in Coppelia, Gamzatti in Bayadare, Sugar Plum in Nutcracker, Pas de Esclave in Le Corsaire, Esmeralda Pas de Deux, Diana and Acteon and many others. She was promoted to Prime Ballerina in January 2012, she then got invited to dance as Prime Ballerina guest artist at The National Ballet of Cuba under the direction of Alicia Alonso for the seasons 12-13 and 13-14. In Sept. 2014 Danced with the stars of the 21st century in Paris, France. Later that same year danced as a principal dancer at the Columbia City Ballet for the season 14-15.
Oscar Sanchez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1991 and started dancing at the age of 15 at the Alejo Carpentier Elementary School. He finished training at The National Ballet School “Ena”. After graduation, Sanchez continued on to The National Ballet of Cuba where he danced many roles, including Hilarion from Giselle, Mazurka in Coppélia, Majisimo and others. He recently arrived in the United States and has proudly been a part of The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami were he danced Le Corsaire pas de deux, Fairy Doll, Les Sylphides and Diana and Acteon. He was principal dancer with the Columbia City Ballet for the 14.15 season where he danced many roles. In January 2015, he recieved the Award for “Best Dancer of Miami” at the Miami Life Awards. Sanchez is in his first season with The Washington Ballet.