UNC School of the Arts Welcomes Wells Fargo as Presenting Sponsor of “The Nutcracker”
University of North Carolina School of the Arts proudly welcomes Wells Fargo as presenting sponsor of its 2017 production of “The Nutcracker,” which runs for 10 performances Dec. 8-17 at the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem.
“We are so grateful to Wells Fargo for supporting The Nutcracker,” UNCSA Chief Marketing Officer Katharine Laidlaw said. “Not only does this incredible production showcase the bright talent of our students, but it also serves as our largest annual fundraiser for scholarships. Thanks to Wells Fargo’s generosity, more scholarships will be available for UNCSA students who otherwise may not have been able to pursue their artistic dreams.”
“Wells Fargo is honored to support UNCSA’s ‘The Nutcracker’ and the students who are part of this beloved holiday tradition,” said Peggy Reingold, who represents Wells Fargo Community Relations for the Triad and West Regions. “We value the Winston-Salem community and want to have a positive impact here in the Triad, so partnering with the School of the Arts to present this community treasure makes perfect sense.”
Wells Fargo understands and appreciates the power of the arts to bring communities together.
“This beloved production draws people from all ages and experiences to share an enduring story beautifully told through exceptional artistry and skill,” said Laidlaw. “Wells Fargo understands and appreciates the power of the arts to bring communities together.”
“The Nutcracker” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8, 9 and 13-16; and 2 p.m. on Dec. 9, 10, 16 and 17. The performances on Wednesday, Dec. 13 and Thursday, Dec. 14 feature principal dancers from the San Francisco Ballet as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier Prince. Tickets are available at the Stevens Center box office, by phone at 336-721-1945 or online.
UNCSA’s heralded ballet has received rave reviews from critics and enthusiastic audiences alike since the reimagined production debuted in 2009 under the direction of Ethan Stiefel, former Dean of the UNCSA School of Dance and former principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. “The Nutcracker” will be directed by UNCSA School of Dance Assistant Dean Jared Redick and conducted by UNCSA School of Music Dean Brian Cole. Tchaikovsky’s beloved music will be performed by the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra.