Nutcracker in Salt Lake City

A few pictures from today’s special needs matinee.  Arolyn Williams and Christopher Sellars made their debut as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavaliere

“In 1951 Christensen moved to Salt Lake City to establish Ballet West, where today his “Nutcracker” has the longest unbroken performance history of any production in the world.”  – Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times

Jacquelin Straughan and Rex Tilton as the Snow Queen and Snow King
Elizabeth McGrath and Christopher Anderson flanked by artists of Ballet West, are the lead Flower couple
Arolyn Williams as the Sugar Plum Fairy
Christopher Sellars as the Sugar Plum Fairy's Cavaliere


2 thoughts on “Nutcracker in Salt Lake City”

  1. Wow! things sure have changed since i danced with you. Sadly, it was many, many years ago. My Sugar Plum Fairy role nearly killed me. I did go on to NYC Ballet, so the foundation I received is much appreciated. No principal role for me there. Due to injury, am now at Ballet Tech ( still in NYC) I would love to visit. things have changed so much.
    My name is Lenowitz – my time there was in the 70’s when you were very new, My time spent at SAB was helpful, and i was working on my grad degree while you were still on campus.

  2. wow i went this year and absolutly loved it!!!! i have been in dance for 11 yr. and have always wanted to perform in THE NUTCRACKER

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