UNCSA has announced that it will present its annual performances of "The Nutcracker" at the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in Greensboro in December 2023 after the historic Stevens Center closes for the first phase of its long-anticipated renovation.
As we say goodbye to 2022, we celebrate the many successes that marked the past year. From worldwide recognition to alumni dominating the industry. Our wildly creative, gifted and hardworking UNCSA artists made their marks in 2022.
Everyone's favorite matriarch, Mother Ginger, makes her return to the stage for the 2022 production of "The Nutcracker." To celebrate her highly anticipated homecoming, she is answering some of the community's most-asked questions.
Dance Costume Shop Director Marissa McCullough not only manages all of the costumes for every School of Dance performance throughout the year but is also present at every performance of the annual production of "The Nutcracker" making sure students feel comfortable and confident.
UNCSA proudly welcomes Mercedes-Benz of Winston-Salem as the 2022 sponsor for the beloved annual holiday tradition of "The Nutcracker."
"The Nutcracker," the beloved holiday tradition, has sold out for 11 performances at the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem. But fans of the timeless classical ballet can experience the magic from the comfort of their own homes by purchasing access to an on-demand film of this year's live stage production, shot before a live audience.
The UNCSA production of "The Nutcracker" would not be possible without talented and dedicated students, faculty and staff that work for months to bring this classic tale to life. Read some of their treasured memories and what they are most looking forward to this year.
Behind every scene change, lighting cue and big reveal is a stage manager making sure it all goes according to plan. For this year's annual performance of "The Nutcracker," fourth year stage management student Ashley Pennington is serving as the production stage manager, a role that she has trained for three years to have.
Ilya Kozadayev has spent his entire life immersed in the world of ballet. Recently, he has taken up the role of choreographer and director for the annual production of "The Nutcracker," a UNCSA tradition that dates back to 1966 and one of the biggest scholarship fundraisers of the year.