The Washington Ballet to Perform THE NUTCRACKER
The Washington Ballet is pleased to announce a special performance of Septime Webre's The Nutcracker on Friday, December 7 at 7PM, featuring the Washington Nationals Racing Presidents; George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt will take the stage during Act II to perform Frontiersman.
"The Presidents" made their Nutcracker debut with The Washington Ballet in 2010.
Since then, they've made an annual one-night-only special guest appearance which continues to delight audience members year after year. TWB's charmingly DC version of The Nutcracker also includes celebrity cameos during the Act 1 Party Scene throughout the ballet's performance run at Warner Theatre. Special guest walk-ons for each show are announced from the stage before the performance begins.
The Nutcracker will be performed at the historic Warner Theatre November 29-December 28.
The Washington Ballet (TWB) was founded as The Washington School of Ballet in 1944 and incorporated as a professional company in 1976. At the helm is internationally acclaimed ballerina Julie Kent. As The Washington Ballet's Artistic Director, Kent's mission is to bring world-class ballet to the Nation's Capital, continuing the tradition of classical ballet and contributing to the evolution of the art form through contemporary works and new commissions. As the ballet company of the nation's capital, The Washington Ballet reflects the diversity of the community and the nation through its dancers and its repertoire. Kent has introduced into the repertoire seminal works by George Balanchine, Frederick Ashton, Jerome Robbins, Antony Tudor, Justin Peck and Alexei Ratmansky while embracing the work of emerging choreographers including Clifton Brown, Gemma Bond, and Ethan Stiefel, among others. Her commitment to the development of both the dancer and the art form is fulfilled through presentation of beloved classic 19th-century ballets and landmark 20th-century works while reaffirming a commitment to commissioned works that will contribute to the evolution of ballet and its relevance in our times.
TWB's three-part mission: ensuring excellence in its professional performance company; growing the next generation of dancers through its school, professional training programs, and Studio Company; and serving the community in which it resides through community engagement programs will continue to propel TWB to a more prominent place within the nation's capital and beyond.