- Tiffany's Dance Academy

The Nutcracker


Friday, December 13, 2019, 7:00 PM

Presented by

Tiffany’s Dance Academy & ConDanza Dance Company Chabot Performing Arts Center
Hayward, CA

 

The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” written by E.T.A. Hoffman. Although what is seen on the stage today is different in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same; The story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads.

When Marius Petipa had the idea to choreograph the story into a ballet to a musical score composed by Peter Iilyk Tchaikovsky, it was based on a revision by a well-known French author Alexander Dumas. His version reflects more of what we have come to love as the Nutcracker Ballet.

The Party Scene It is Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum house — A large and grand house with the most beautiful tree imaginable. The Stahlbaums are hosting their annual Christmas party, welcoming the arrival of their family and friends. The children, Clara and Fritz, are dancing and playing as they welcome their friends too.

The party grows festive with music and dance as godfather Drosselmeyer arrives. He is a skilled clock and toy maker and always full of surprises. Drosselmeyer draws everyone’s attention as he presents two life- size dolls. They are the delight of the party, each taking a turn to dance.

The children begin to open gifts when Drosselmeyer presents his to Clara and Fritz. Although his gift to Fritz is quite nice, he gives Clara a beautiful Nutcracker that becomes the hit of the party. Fritz becomes jealous and, having a bit more spunk than a boy should have, grabs the nutcracker from Clara and promptly breaks it. Clara is heartbroken looking on as Drosselmeyer quickly repairs the Nutcracker with a handkerchief.

As the evening grows late, the guests depart and the Stahlbaum family retires for the evening. Clara, worried about her beloved Nutcracker, sneaks back to the tree to check on him, falling asleep with him in her arms.

The Fight Scene As the clock strikes midnight strange things begin to happen. Clara begins to shrink as her beautiful Christmas tree grows high above her. The toys around the tree come to life while the room fills with an army of mice, led by the fierce Mouse King. As the Nutcracker awakens, he leads his army of toy soldiers into battle with the mice. The Mouse King corners the Nutcracker and battles him one-on-one. The Nutcracker seems to be no match for the Mouse King.

The Nutcracker and his army can go on no longer and are captured by the mice and their King. In some versions Clara makes a final daring charge throwing her slipper at the Mouse King, hitting him square on the head. The Mouse King drops to the floor and the mice run away, carrying off their leader’s lifeless body.

The Land of Snow The Nutcracker turns into a Prince and takes Clara on a journey to the Land of Snow, an enchanted forest wonderland where they are welcomed by dancing snowflakes.

The Land of Sweets The Prince escorts Clara to the Land of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy greets them. The Prince tells her about their daring battle with the army of mice and she rewards them with a celebration of dances from around the world. As a finale, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier dance a beautiful Pas De Deux.

The Dream Ends Clara awakens from her dream and finds herself with her beloved Nutcracker.

 
 
 

Prologue Drosselmeyer’s Workshop             

Drosselmeyer

Cesar R. Degollado

Drosselmeyer’s Nephew

Joshua Vergara
Act 1
Party Scene Stahlbaum Residence

Mr. and Mrs. Stahlbaum, Clara, and Fritz

Devon Magee, David Maurice, Sudiksha Bhaduri and Miguel Castro

Maid and Butler  

Sara Alexis Sanchez & Kate Cooper

Governess

Olivia Gutierrez

Guests  

Kennady Koel, Arianna Carte Mona, Kami Teruya, Maddieline Dutra, Tiffany Henderson, Amy Foscalina,  Jennifer Smith, Nick Lampson, Mike Dutra & Alan Teruya

Clara’s Friends 

Sophia Welsh, Kendall Witters, Zeenia Shahpurwala, Kendall Moore, Roxy Frank

Party Scene Children

Kristina Abdullina, Madison Anderson, Bright Banta, Violet Clippinger, Abigail Costello, Layla De Leon, Cara Donnelly-Stewart, Sophia Dyer, Claire Garrison, Ava Geach, Amber Kaplenko, Karson Knuth, Samantha Ledsinger, Samantha Markel, Alana Mckee, Leilah Mederos, Hande Ozokur, Brookelyn Petit, Nyanna Raj, Elizabeth Ralston, Isabella Steiner, Talia Torres, Olivia Van Buuren, Yuktha Yelluru, Kiara Antonelo, Lourdes Keegan, Jazlyn Luken, Alexandria Martinez, Keilee Matsu, Jaiden Owens, Isabel Padia, Makena Potencion, Isabella Venegas, Kendra Wilson, Lilyana Padilla  

Pantry Mouse

Marcos Castro

 Toy Mice & Toy Soldiers 

Mia Adey, Ariana Atallah, Amelia Bassett, Anna Clinton, Jhase Crenshaw-Bass, Teagan Gamache, Maya Horn, Natalie  Johnson, Sophia Mendez, Ardhra Menon, Hannah Morrison, Shrena Trivedi, Julianna Wellman, Alessandra Wienholz, Shay-Lee Zilberstein     

Columbine & Harlequin

Ericka Stern & Joshua Vergara 

Soldier Doll

Nick Lampson

 

Battle Scene

 

Nutcracker Doll

David Maurice

Mouse King

Nick Lampson

Sentinel

Sara Alexis Sanchez

Nutcracker Prince

Joshua Vergara 

Mice

Miguel Castro, Violet Clippinger, Cara Donnelly-Stewart, Ava Geach, Parker-Grace Hovanic, Samantha Ledsinger, Hande Ozokur, Brookelyn Petit, Ashley Sami, Paloma Spencer, Isabella Steiner, Yuktha Yelluru   

Soldiers    

Lourdes Keegan, Jazlyn Luken, Alexandria Martinez, Keilee Matsu, Jaiden Owens, Isabel Padila, Lilyanna Padilla, Makena Potencion, Isabella Venagas, Kendra Wilson

Land of Snow

Snow Queen, Snow King, and Princesses

Amie Kilgore, Cesar Degollado, Ashley Torres & Halle Henderson

Snowflakes

Ashley Cavalli, Sophia Eisenbies, Kylie Fidow, Ava Hepner, Mira Joshi, Jordan Kneizeh, Anna Kopach, Terra Kubiak, Faith Lesuer, Zoe Manin, Brianna Martinez, Annia McCormick, Taliya Peiris, Tatum Petit, Kayla Phan, Natalia Reszka, Madison Slavik, Erica Stranutu, Isabella Tennyson, Sudiksha Bhaduri, Kate Cooper, Madeline Dutra, Roxy Frank, Halle Henderson, Olivia Huyler, Kendall Moore, Julia Olsen, Zeenia Shahpurwala, Ericka Stern, Julie Takei, Kami Teruya, Ashley Torres, Sophia Welsh, Kendall Witters, Gloria D’Amato, Elena Gutierrez, Olivia Gutierrez, Amali Hart, Aaralyn Johnston, Eva Patel, Tessa Patel, Sara Alexis Sanchez, Colette Shew, Michelle Wilson     

Snowballs 

Allison Callan, Serenity Donaldson, Zeni Dubois, Kylie Herrera, Sophie Hutchings, Caroline Koenigs, Zoey Medel, Gia Menon, Juliet Moore, Hayden Pelphrey, Joy Ross-Lumsden, Leela Roy, Bailey Smith, Sloan Storelee-Case                                

 

~INTERMISSION~

 

ACT IIClara’s Dream

 

Guardian Angel

Colette Shew

Angels

Ashley Bertalotto, Claire Choi, Daphne Ertoz, Layla Hawthorne, Niki Karimi, Ines Kolwyck, Niksha Koppula, Silvana Makkar, Arya Malik, Kamila Oliva, Noemi Ortiz, Catherine Shin, Phoenix Tang, Lydia Yang, Lotem Zilberstein, Aishani Bandopadhyay, Pippa Illers, Christine Ng, Michelle Wawrzak     

Sugar Plum Fairies & Sugar Plum Cavalier

Ceejae De Lumen, Sophia Eisenbies, Elena Gutierrez, Aaralyn Johnston, Jordan Kneizeh, Zoe Manin, Eva Patel, Kyle Fidow, Isabella Tennyson & Miguel Castro
Spanish

 

Principals

Kate Cooper & Nick Lampson

Soloists

Maddie Dutra, Zeenia Shahpurwala, Kami Teruya, Roxy Frank, Kendall Witters

Flamenco Dancers 

Bright Banta, Sophia Beltran, Sofia Bevilacqua, Sophia Dyer, Claire Garrison, Miranda Gonzalez, Jessica Lien, Joanna Lien, Samantha  Markel, Makena Miller, Hande Ozokur, Nyanna Raj, Alyssa Shabes, Manishka Shanbhogue, Mia Starczewski, Keya Vaidya, Arianna Villalpando, Erin Widmann, Hashara Wijetunge, Jessica Won, Yuktha Yelluru, Kristina Abdullina, Amber Kaplenko  

 

Chinese

 

Parasols

Jessica Bakar, Bright Banta, Sophia Dyer, Miranda Gonzalez, Chloe Ku, Anastasia Pobachienko, Elizabeth Ralston, Suchitha Reddy, Sarah Abdelmessih, Hokulea Ahyat, Tanushaa Bandyopadhyay, Kailua Cheng, Kaylee Choi, Olivia Choi, Kelly Huey, Julia Israel  

Ribbon Dancers

Jenna Bennett, Lily Bowen, Brenda Gonzalez, Marly Guirguif, Celine Joux, Joy Liu, Lydia Luke, Julissa Luo, Devika Raj, Maria Raygoza, Unnati Siledar, Lilyana Swisher    
Arabian

 

Pas de Deux

Sara Wilson& Cesar Degollado

Arabian Princess Attendants    

Miguel Castro, Ashley Cavalli, Sophia Eisenbies, Kylie Fidow, Ava Hepner, Parker-Grace Hovanic, Mira Joshi, Jordan Kneizeh, Terra Kubiak, Zoe Manin, Taliya Peiris, Tatum Petit, Kayla Phan, Natalia Reszka, Madison Slavik, Paloma Spencer, Erica Stranutu, Isabella Tennyson  

 

Marzipan

 

Ballerina

Sophia Welsh

Shepherdesses

Maddie Dutra, Roxy Frank, Kendall Moore, Ericka Stern

Lambs

Mia Adey, Caitlyn Biermann, Giuliana Ortiz, Aria Ostrovsky-Beck, Ava Phillips, Aishani  Saha, Sophia Wu, Brianna Yamello, Rita Albertini, Caroline Bayles, Nellie West, Avery Westmoreland                                          

Russian

Nick Lampson

Russian Dolls 

Anna-Simone Arsanious, Siobhan Campbell, Madeline Chu, Katy Costello, Jordan Heiss, Leanne Shyna Javier, Alira Joson, Margarita Kosheleva, Ariana Ortiz, Catalina  Papkoff, Cate Shimizu, Chloe Shin, Leah Teames, Mia Isabella Valencia, Lily Weng, Isabella Yamello, Fiona Yuan, Leena Baqeezada, Allison Bergeron, Helen Hoang, Maitreyi Kumar, Zada Pasic                                                                        

Mother Ginger

Shannon Gaines

Lollipops  

Nicola Apte, Zara Bhalotra, Abigail Chan, Norah Cole, Eva Covarrubias, Lillian Shyne Javier, Miraya Khemani, Sophia Luis, Jinee  Min, Noomi Park, Ellie Wat, Jane West, Grace Yale, Fiona Yuan                           

Candy Canes 

Asha Aviles, Mia Blanchette, Lillian Bolar, Nadia Brown, Siena Busam, Cara Chu, Miraval Fetterer, KC Habana, Kaya Hollis, Audrey Jeronimo, Olivia May, Liliana Moore, Devika Raj, Lilyana Swisher, Arianna Villalpando, Emily Wolf, Helen Yang

Cotton Candy

Autumn Alston, Caitlin Blankenship, Addison Comeau, Riya Dasari, Annie Deweese, Hana Fahey, Taryn Gee, Shanvika Gunanidhi, Rajvi Kapavarapu, Zanaa Mathew, Megan O’Sullivan, Kaia Sanchez, Ellie So, Mackaelie Verhalen, Mackenzie Verhalen, Parthenia Zaki, Erica Binder, Charlotte Budesilich, Makena Dias, Audrey Dobert, Eliette Donaldson, Josephine Dyer, Paakhi Goel, Aimee Han, Michelle Jiang, Geet Kapoor, Sophia Luke, Harlow Mahoney, Madison Mar, Kaylee McClelland, Addison Pratt, Faith Richardson, Sumona Sidher, Georgiana Valle, Aria Vyas 
Sugar Plum Fairy Variation

Amie Kilgore

                        

Waltz of the Flowers

 

Dew Drop 

Ashley Torres

Flowers    

Ashley Cavalli, Sophia Eisenbies, Kylie Fidow, Mira Joshi, Jordan Kneizeh, Anna Kopach, Terra Kubiak, Faith Lesuer, Zoe Manin, Brianna Martinez, Annia McCormick, Taliya Peiris, Tatum Petit, Kayla Phan, Natalia Reszka, Isabella Tennyson, Sudiksha Bhaduri, Kate Cooper, Madeline Dutra, Roxy Frank, Halle Henderson, Olivia Huyler, Kendall Moore, Julia Olsen, Ericka Stern, Julie Takei, Leilani Bartolome, Gloria D’Amato, Olivia Gutierrez, Amali Hart, Tessa Patel, Sara Alexis Sanchez, Colette Shew                               

Waltz Cavaliers

Nick Lampson      

Roses 

Halle Henderson & Sara Wilson

Butterflies

Zeenia Shahpurwala, Kendall Witters, Kami Teruya, Sophia Welsh

Dragonflies

Erica Stranutu, Madison Slavik, Ava Hepner 

Fireflies

Parker Hovanic, Cara Donnelly Stewart, Hande Ozokur, Izzy Steiner

Sugar Plum Pas de  Deux

Amie Kilgore & Cesar Degollado

Choreography and Staging

Cesar R. Degollado

Additional Choreography

Hannah Varga

Staging Assistants

Desiree Dela Pena

Katy Felsinger

Kelly Gordon

Devon Magee

Cassidy Stoker

Kennady Koel

Monique Borses

Sarah Koepp

Danielle Sullivant

Cassandra Stoppel

Arianna Carter Monah

 
 

Media – Frequently Asked Questions

  1. May I take pictures and video during the show? You may discreetly take action photos with no flash. Please do not disrupt the audience next to and behind you.
  2. Can I take video during the show? No.
  3. How can I view action photos andvideos? Visit www.tdapics.com.
  4. How long does it take to publish videos and photos? We try to upload the video (wide-angle view) the same day as the performance. Edited video (close-ups, stage angle) is uploaded within 2 weeks. Approximately 25 medium definition action photos of each dance are uploaded within an hour or so of the performance. These are great for posting and sharing. The remaining high definition photos are uploaded overnight. High definition photos are great for printing.
  5. Can we buy DVDs of the performance?No. However, it is possible to download our professional quality videos for free. These downloads may be shared to social media, streamed to TV, emailed to friends and family.
  6. Why can’t we buy DVDs? The lengthy time it takes to make them and the increase in cost associated with producing, selling and distributing DVDs has made them expensive! With our free downloads, you will enjoy the videos more quickly and share them more easily with friends and family.

7. Can we watch the videos on our TV?

Yes, of course! There are dozens of ways to stream video to your TV (depending on your hardware). The easiest way is via an HDMI cable that you plug into your phone (or notebook computer), and then into the HDMI port on your TV. There are other ways. To see them, Google: how to stream video from phone to tv

8. Can we download the entire performance at once? We’ve created galleries for each Dancing Holiday Magic dance in tdapics.com. Each gallery contains the video of the dance. You may download as many videos as you want. We split Nutcracker into six sections. You may download as many sections as you want.

9. How can we download a picture or video? When viewing a picture, click the down arrow icon next to the green “Buy” button.