Nutcracker  2018

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JAM Dance Academy is excited to announce its auditions for the third annual production of Tchaikovsky's magical holiday ballet, "The Nutcracker."


Under the direction of former Ohio Dance Theatre principle dancer and JAM Dance Academy's Artistic Director, patrons can enjoy the magic of one of the most beloved holiday classics...The Nutcracker!


The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story written by E.T.A. Hoffman, which was adapted into a magical ballet accomplanied by Tchaikovsky's most famous score!  Brave soldiers, a fierce Mouse King, glistening snowflakes, and a handsome Prince are just some of the characters that welcome the beautiful Clara to the Land of the Sweets....Fun for every age!


The 2018 performance of The Nutcracker will be held at the Elyria High School Performing Arts Center on December 1 & 2, 2018.


Guest Artists Include: 

Nutcracker Prince: Omar Humphrey, formerly of Verb Ballets

Adult Clara/Sugar Plum: Hannah Jew, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, New York City

Snow Queen/Dew Drop/Columbine Doll: Kate Webb, Verb Ballets

Harlequin Doll/Lead Spanish: Regina Pietraroia, Cleveland Dance Professional and Artistic Director, Dance Arts by Regina

Herr Drosselmyer/Mouse King/Russian: Ben Shepard, Verb Ballets



 Email with any questions regarding performances.







JAM Dance Academy is proud to partner with Genesis House of Lorain County and provide a one-year scholarship to a deserving child who wishes to dance and courtesy admission to our Nutcracker ballet.  The mission of Genesis House is to provide a comprehensive range of family-focused services for Lorain County victims of domestic violence.  We are honored to assist with their mission.  Press Release.

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