Can't make it to NYC for New York City Ballet's production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker? While we definitely advocate seeing the show in person (it's so good!), this year you don't have to make the trip: The performance will be broadcast live to movie theaters nationally and on PBS!
The December 13 (6 pm) performance of The Nutcracker will be in theaters, so check your local movie times (the broadcast is being hosted by Kelly Ripa!), and the company's December 14 (8 pm) performance will be shown on PBS by "Live From Lincoln Center."
Want to know if your favorite New York City Ballet stars will grace the big screen in your hometown? Here's a taste of the casting:
Sugarplum: Megan Fairchild
Cavalier: Joaquin De Luz
Dewdrop: Ashley Bouder
Marzipan: Tiler Peck
Coffee: Teresa Reichlen
Candy Cane: Daniel Ulbricht
Plus, you'll see Lauren Lovette performing as one of the dolls, which we're especially psyched about since she was our September 2010 cover girl!
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers on their profile pages, and then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.
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Isabella Boylston in "The Bright Stream" (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy American Ballet Theatre)
Beloved by ballet fans for her lucid technique and onstage effervescence, by her Instagram followers for the deftly curated photos and videos she shares of her glamorous life, and by fangirl Jennifer Garner for all of the above, American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston is one of the rare ballet stars who's achieved mainstream fame. A native of Sun Valley, ID, Boylston trained at the Academy of Colorado Ballet and the Harid Conservatory before joining the ABT Studio Company in 2005. She entered the main company as an apprentice in 2006, and attained principal status in 2014. In addition to her successes with ABT, where she dances nearly every major ballerina role, Boylston has served as artistic director of the annual Ballet Sun Valley Festival, which brings high-level performances and classes to her hometown. And speaking of famous Jennifers: Boylston recently appeared as Jennifer Lawrence's dance double in the film Red Sparrow. Catch her onstage with ABT as Manon, Odette/Odile, and Princess Aurora during the company's Metropolitan Opera House season this summer in NYC. —Margaret Fuhrer