The Dance Costume Shop has reimagined many of the stunning "Nutcracker" costumes for this year's filmed production, including beautiful masks for all dancers. With Dance Costume Shop Director Marissa McCullough as your guide, see a sneak peek at new costumes for Clara, Drosselmeyer and more.
How does an orchestra perform Tchaikovsky's iconic score safely during COVID-19? Discover how guest conductor Karin Hendrickson and director of the Film Music Composition program Chris Heckman recorded students in segments and socially-distanced to create the soundtrack for this year's "The Nutcracker" film.
This December UNCSA will premiere an all new "Nutcracker" reimagined for film to raise money for student scholarships. Alumnus Anthony Santos dances the role of Drosselmeyer; Rosemary Harris, award-winning actor and widow of UNCSA founder John Ehle, narrates while a cast of student dancers interprets the classic tale with all-new choreography by Ilya Kozadayev.
High school junior Eleanor Broughton has been accepted to the Prix de Lausanne 2021, the prestigious international ballet competition taking place Jan. 31 through Feb. 7, 2021, in Montreux, Switzerland.
UNCSA announces a fall performance season like no other, reimagined to address limitations due to COVID-19, yet offering a widely accessible range of events involving all of the university's five arts schools through innovative collaborations and inventive delivery of theater, music, film and dance.
Proceeds from "The Nutcracker" support student scholarships, a pillar of the Powering Creativity fundraising campaign.
Acclaimed guest artists Stella Abrera and Peter Walker will take the stage as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier Prince.
More than 200 students dedicate their time and hard work to the annual holiday production of "The Nutcracker." Meet six of them, who are excited to share information you may not know about your favorite performance.