- Tiffany's Dance Academy

The Nutcracker

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 12:00 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


Cesar R. Degollado

Drosselmeyer’s Nephew

Joshua Vergara
Act 1
Party Scene Stahlbaum Residence
Mr. and Mrs. Stahlbaum, Clara, and Fritz

Devon Magee, Daivd Maurice, Sudiksha Bhaduri and Miguel Castro

Maid and Butler  

Sara Alexis Sanchez & Kate Cooper


Olivia Gutierrez


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 

Angelina Caridis, Sophie Chen, Eliana Levie, Victoria Mazzara, Emma Neumann  

Columbine & Harlequin

Ericka Stern & Joshua Vergara

Soldier Doll

Nick Lampson
Battle Scene


Nutcracker Doll

David Maurice

Mouse King

Nick Lampson


Julie Takei

Nutcracker Prince

Joshua Vergara        


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   


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

Halle Henderson, Cesar Degollado, Kate Cooper & Sara Wilson


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      


Nashalee  Barrera, Deanica  De Lira, Victoria Filipov, Gianna Guevara, Natalie Lefberg, Jada Machado, Gabriella Martinez, Liliana Martinez, Arianna Ortega, Ja-Laya Sims, Madison Sneed, Ashley Telon, Aurora Wong                                     




Clara’s Dream


Guardian Angel

Kate Cooper


Lily Andrews, Azul Avalos, Marcos Castro, Elizabeth Clippinger, Olivia Dones, Amelie Dorn, Giuliana Flores, Nyairie Garcia, Loralei Gardner, Madison Hidayat, Phoenix Krolczyk, Scarlett Rose Martin, Zoey Schnurbusch, Makenzie Smith, Zoey Trant, Samhita Velnati, Autumn Young                                 

Sugar Plum Fairies & Sugar Plum Cavalier

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




Kate Cooper & Nick Lampson


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

Flamenco Dancers 

Madison Anderson, Janessa Castro, Layla De Leon, Cara Donnelly-Stewart, Isabella Flores, Ava Geach, Emily Hidayat, Madeline Jin, Samantha Ledsinger, Makena Miller, Hande Ozokur, Lexi Schnell, Myra Sharma, Olivia Van Buuren, Sabrina Ye, Yuktha Yelluru, Torah Zinn 



Colette Shew, Olivia Gutierrez, Gloria D’Amato

Chinese Ribbon Dancers

Samantha Brown, Mateo Castro, Samantha Markel, Makena Miller, Joynell Perry, Olivia Van Buuren   


Pas de Deux

Aime Kilgore & Cesar Delgollado

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 





Sophia Welsh


Roxy Frank, Maddie Dutra, Kendall Moore, Ericka Stern


Amelia Allen, Delilah Cuarezma, Linzy Florian, Amalie Iacono, Marshall Iacono, Evie Johnson, Valentina Moreno, Jessica Olsen        


Nick Lampson

Russian Dolls 

Janessa Castro, Mateo Castro, Maleena Cendejas, Elizabeth Clippinger, Isabella Flores, Savanna Guy, Emily Hidayat, Caroline Hou, Scarlett Rose Martin, Kate Ochipinti, Lauren Ochipinti, Skyla Pineda, Kary Sanchez, Lexi Schnell, Makenzie Smith, Camille Thompson, Ava Trant  

Mother Ginger

Shannon Gaines


Cierra Abersold, Evelyn Ama, Gracie Baker, Marcos Castro, Olivia Dones, Alexis Garcia, Nyairie Garcia, Savannah Garcia, Madison Hidayat, Eva Nuttman, Adelyn Ong, Ari Samuel, Zoey Schnurbusch, Ava Trant, Samhita Velnati, Autumn Young    

Candy Canes 

Samantha Brown, Janessa Castro, Mateo Castro, Maleena Cendejas, Isabella Flores, Savanna Guy, Emily Hidayat, Madeline Jin, Amber Kaplenko, Kate Ochipinti, Lauren Ochipinti, Kyleigh  Pineda, Alyssa Pugh, Emily Pugh, Lexi Schnell, Makenzie Smith, Ava Trant   

Cotton Candy

Katelyn  Bolls, Claire Gill, Charley (Charlotte) Hartert, Patience  Johnson, Zion Kohler Burris, Brooklyn Mascote, Taylor Mcdonnell, Emersyn Ott, Bella Pavlova, Emma Pocock, Nayla Tabaraee, Catherine Thomas, Emily Trujllo, Adri Tsutsumi-Hypnar, Madolyn Wilson    
Sugar Plum Fairy Variation          

Ashley Torres


Waltz of the Flowers
Dew Drop 

Halle Henderson


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   


Sophia Welsh & Sara Wilson   


Zeenia Shahpurwala, Kendall Witters, Kami Teruya, Roxy Frank


Ashley Cavalli, Kayla Phan, Terra Kubiak, Natalia Reszka


Parker Hovanic, Paloma Spencer, Brookelyn Petit, Samantha Ledsigner

Sugar Plum Pas de  Deux

Ashley Torres & 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 videos 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 and videos? 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 the 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 a 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.