Local Children Join Canada’s Premiere Ballet Company for The Nutcracker at Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, November 6 , 2018 – Rediscover the magic of the holidays with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s The Nutcracker, featuring Canada’s premiere ballet company, a local cast of dancers and a magical Tchaikovsky score at Walton Arts Center for four shows Nov. 23-25.

Performances of The Nutcracker are Friday, Nov. 23 at 7 pm, Saturday, Nov. 24 at 2 pm and 7 pm and Sunday, Nov. 25 at 2 pm. Tickets range from $19 to $52 plus applicable fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.

Local children auditioned with Royal Winnipeg Ballet for the opportunity to join the professional dancers on stage and perform this holiday classic. Fifty dancers were chosen to fill roles ranging from angels to reindeer.


  • Julia Brinkley, Springdale
  • Mira Brock, Fayetteville
  • Ruby Campbell, Springdale
  • Carrington Cartwright, Springdale
  • Naomi Greenway, Bentonville
  • Vivian Lux, Fayetteville
  • Sofia Merriman, Bella Vista
  • Ressa Oliver, Gentry
  • Emma Patrick, Fayetteville
  • Kate Walker, Fayetteville
  • Melissa Wilson, West Fork


  • Kennedy Ragar, Bentonville
  • Kailyn Berry, Springdale


  • Vivian Bullock, West Fork
  • Lila Campbell, Springdale
  • Kyleigh Jo Geurin, Fayetteville
  • Sutton Hoeme, Springdale
  • Jade Holland, Fayetteville
  • Hudson Horton, Farmington
  • Madeline Wesson, Fayetteville


  • Makayla Cox, Siloam Springs
  • Emalyn Johnson, Springdale
  • Audrey Peachee, Bethel Heights
  • Emilea Reed, Fayetteville
  • Madilyn Savage, Springdale

Party Boys

  • Adelyn Bramlett, Fayetteville
  • Matthias Gwinn, Siloam Springs
  • Mimi Hoeme, Springdale
  • Elize Ramsey, Fayetteville

Party Girls

  • Natalie Bell, Fayetteville
  • Eleanor Eichmann, Fayetteville
  • Macie Jones, Rogers
  • Lucia Moore, Fayetteville

Polar Bears

  • Quinn Ballew, Fayetteville
  • Averee Beare, Prairie Grove
  • Caroline Bostick, Fayetteville
  • Quinn Bramlett, Fayetteville
  • Braylin Coleman, Prairie Grove
  • Kathleen Goodsole, Bentonville
  • Hannah Kaundart, Springdale
  • Ellis Kradel, Fayetteville
  • Adeline Lux, Fayetteville
  • Keslynn Millett, Springdale
  • Katherine Reed, Fayetteville
  • Eleanor Richmond, Fayetteville


  • Brady Chandler, Fayetteville
  • Sara Justice, Fayetteville
  • Gracie Kennett, Springdale
  • Samantha Stark, Springdale
  • Emily Thomas, Fayetteville
  • Isabella Watkins, Bentonville

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors who help bring world-class arts experiences to Northwest Arkansas. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.