Nutcracker Ballet Theatre Company, a 501(c)(3) not for profit company, was
formed for the sole purpose of producing this wonderful family tradition in
Port Huron. We are a grass roots organization using students and professional
dancers from all over southeastern Michigan and Ontario. It took us more than a
year to prepare for our first production in 1990, and we have successfully
presented The Nutcracker Ballet every holiday season since.
We are not a dance
studio, or affiliated with any dance studio. So we welcome dancers and
performers from all over the Blue Water area and beyond. All of our dancers
audition in the spring. Rehearsals begin in late summer and continue throughout
autumn up until our performances at the McMorran Auditorium during the holidays. We
cast about 100 roles and are very proud of our productions and of the interest
and enthusiasm the community has shown for The Nutcracker.
Each year we
bring in a professional couple to dance the Grand pas de Deux (Great
Dance for Two). We encourage them to attend our cast reception and to visit
with the students throughout their stay with us. It is such an incentive for
the students to see excellence. We have had dancers from Ohio, Illinois,
Michigan, Tennessee, New York and Canada.