- Tiffany's Dance Academy

The Nutcracker

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 3:30 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.

PrologueDrosselmeyer’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, David Maurice, Ericka Stern 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

Juliana Pasco

Toy Mice & Toy Soldiers 

Meera Bokil, Alyssa Heywood, Jocelyn  Ho, Serena Liu, Nikita Purnapatre, Pernela Rodriguez, Kalyn Su                                           

Columbine & Harlequin

Sudiksha Bhaduri & Joshua Vergara

Soldier Doll

Nick Lampson


Battle Scene


Nutcracker Doll

David Maurcie

Mouse King

Nick Lampson


Sara Alexis Sanchez

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

Amie Kilgore, Cesar Degollado, Sara Wilson & Halle Henderson


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

Colette Shew


Iliana Ali, Madalyn Dunster, Nylah Gardiner, Natalie Gray, Luna Bella Hellman, Roshni Krishnakumar, Ella Kwon, Iris Liao, Christelle Lombos, Ceylin Unver, Olivia Vue, Ela Yalcin, Ezgi Yalcin, Stella Yang, Eira (Yiran) Zhang                                                                   

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





Sudiksha Bhaduri & Nick Lampson


Colette Shew, Olivia Gutierrez, Sara Alexis Sanchez, Gloria D’Amato

Flamenco Dancers 

Kiara Antelo, Lourdes Keegan, Jazlyn Luken, Alexandria Martinez, Keilee Matsu, Jaiden Owens, Isabel Padia, Lilyanna Padilla, Makena Potencion, Alisya Presidente, Isabella Vanegas, Kendra Wilson





Maddie Dutra, Amali Hart, Michelle Wilson.

Chinese Ribbon Dancers

Alize Gabbi Advincula, Emily Carroll, Makayla Correia, Tanvi Dhoot, Gabriella  Flores, Emma Hebert, Sarah Hoe, Madeline Jin, Anna John, Ananya Katpally, Jenica Khona, Maya Kodayam, Sharon Lee, Divya Mukkamala, Laura Noel, Alyssa Pugh, Emily Pugh, Lei’Lani Stewart, Fernanda Vazquez




Pas de Deux

Sara Wilson & Cesar Delgollado

Arabian Princess Attendants    

Elena Gutierrez, Amali Hart, Aaralyn Johnston, Eva Patel, Michelle Wilson, Ashley Cavalli, Natalia Reszka, Maddie Slavik, Terra Kubiak and Tatum Petite    





Halle Henderson


Maddie Dutra, Kendall Moore, , Sophia Welsh, Roxy Frank


Mrithyan  Alegria, Harmonie Cain , Ilyana Dominguez, Elizabeth Espinoza, Anaya Glover, Gala Hernandez, Samaya Johnson, Iveth Rivas, Magdalena Wall, Selena Zygarewicz        


Nick Lampson

Russian Dolls 

Sofia Bicalho, Kathryn Crisostomo, Alexa Jimenez, Alexandria Martinez, Charlotte Nichols, Jaiden Owens, Lilyanna Padilla, Juliana Pasco, Alisya Presidente, Angelena Rael, Mila Sherrod, Arissa Valle, Isis Valle, Isabella Vanegas    

Mother Ginger

Shannon Gaines


Aryannah Bashaw, Amya Brown, Courtney Cabato, Penny Challis, Vivian Choi, Jordan Coleman-Taylor, Jade Orteza, Jozhabel Divianne Raval, Reyna Rodriguez, Helena Tiletile                                          

Candy Canes 

Emi Anderson, Kaelyn Chandre, Dawna Ching, Siena Guinto, Josalie Kaufman, Sydney Little, Ariana Lopez, Aria Parker, MeKenzie Romero, Kaylee Souder, Trisha Subba   

Cotton Candy

Diya Arunkumar, Emma Carrillo, Trisha Chaudhari, Iyla Dawson, Aleyna Ibarra, Claire Juang, Kaitlyn Keith, Savannah Maldonado, Aria Parker, Delilah Resendez, Ishika Shah, Asmita Thakur, Jocelyn Marie Torres, Lee Trujillo, Emma Wang, Rebecca Chang, Charlotte  Chen, Eveleen Ching, Aisha Choudhary, Phoebe DeCelle, Yogini Deva-Kumar, Mercy Etwop, Penelope Key- Salazar, Ekam Mann, Ria Meckoni, Lilliana Patterson, Maya Isabelle Rosales, Lee Trujillo, Mikayla Weinreich , Mila Zeiber   


Sugar Plum Fairy Variation

Amie Kilgore


Waltz of the Flowers


Dew Drop 

Ashley Torres


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   


Halle Henderson & Sara Wilson   


Zeenia Shahpurwala, Kendall Witters, Kami Teruya, Sudiksha Bhaduri


Elena Gutierrez, Aaralyn Johnston, Eva Patel, Erica Stranutu 


Kendra Wilson, Keilee Matsu, Makena Potencion, Kiara Antonello

 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 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.