Nashville Ballet has selected five dancers from Cheatham County to perform in the youth cast for Nashville’s Nutcracker that runs December 2-23, 2017, at TPAC’s Jackson Hall. This year’s youth cast marks the organization’s largest to date, with 296 dancers from School of Nashville Ballet and the community at large performing alongside Nashville Ballet and the Nashville Symphony in the local holiday favorite.
Nashville’s Nutcracker will feature the following young dancers from Cheatham County:
Forrest Boggs, child of Bernadette, as a Party Boy
Burgia Cirigliano, child of Wendy and Caesar, as a Dancing Bear Cavalry member
Addison Mackey as a Party Boy
Camryn Magill, child of Jessica and Jonathan, as a Frontier Soldier
Gracie Royalty, child of Erin and Chris, as a Dancing Bear Cavalry member
This year’s Nashville’s Nutcracker youth cast members were selected from community-wide, open auditions. Members of the youth cast come from 14 counties throughout Middle Tennessee and Kentucky, including, Cheatham, Christian, Davidson, Decatur, DeKalb, Hopkins, Humphreys, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson. They will perform alongside all 54 members of Nashville Ballet’s professional dance company and second company and 60 members of the GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony performing Tchaikovsky’s celebrated score.
“We’ve had more than 1,000 young dancers in the Nashville’s Nutcracker youth cast since the production’s debut 10 years ago,” Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling said. “The size of the youth cast has grown by leaps and bounds over the years, so this year we’re debuting a brand-new role, the Dancing Bear Cavalry, which allows us to welcome even more young dancers on stage.”