West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy
74-5626 Alapa St
Kailua-Kona, HI, United States, 96740
West Hawaii Dance Theatre lights up your holidays by presenting the traditional “Nutcracker Ballet”.
The visually stunning festive family-friendly production includes more than 70 community dancers and Guest Professionals. This year’s roster includes Shaina Liebson (Alberta Ballet), Damir Emric (Royal Danish Ballet), Miho Tsutsumi (Matsuyama Ballet Company), Ryuske Kishida (Yanomoko Ballet Company), Timour Bourtasenkov (Carolina Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet) and Terry Brock, Broadway and International star.
A full orchestra under the baton of Maestro Brian Dollinger with musicians of the West Hawaii Dance Theatre Orchestra accompany the dancers.
Choreography is based on the original Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo version, and has been updated for this year’s production by West Hawaii Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Virginia Holte, Co-Director Midori Satoh, instructors Jenna Ojeda, Ann Marie Pargett and Megan Joy Chapman and Guest Choreographers Soili Arvola & Miho Tsutsumi.
A Silent Auction and Nutcracker Boutique will be held in the lobby. Proceeds will benefit WHDT’s ongoing programs, scholarship fund, and studio renovations.
The 2019 Nutcracker Ballet is sponsored in part by Hilton Waikoloa Resort, Hawaiian Airlines, The Dayton Foundation, Vance Wall Foundation, Valerie Cartwright & Richard Olazaba, and Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.