Local Children’s Cast Announced for The Nutcracker
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, Sept. 30, 2022 – 70 local children, ages 7 to 15, have been chosen to dance alongside the world-renowned Royal Winnipeg Ballet during the Canadian company’s four performances of The Nutcracker at Walton Arts Center on Nov. 25-27.
Local children’s cast members include Alise January, Elena Webb, Channing Bonner, Makenzee Floyd, Rae Warren, Anslee Ledbetter, Alexandria Owen, Anya Zazal, Alexandra Shatlinnko, Kyleigh Geuvin, Emma Victoria Gonzalez, Zooey Emery, Caroline Fite, Harper Vo as angels. Brynne Smith, Mariah Bowie as Dieter. Briella Tencleue, Penelope Morrisey, Spencer Hood, Emma Muldoon as Mounties.
London Terrell, Rainey Stewart, Collins Fite, Aven Miller, Elliet Knight, Ella Grace Haas, Blair Sykes, Shiloh Stickney as Mice. Emma Kay Geuvin, Cora Green, Hannah Hale at Party Boys and Addie Mala, Julianne Pavis, Heleena Lenoir, Katie Leonard as Party Girls. Quinn Ballew, Kaylin Nix, Sofia Merriman, Katherine Reed, Laylee Wheatley, Jude Abohammda, Harbor Geng as Reindeers.
Finley Apperson, Cecilia Krause, Nora Leonhard, Addy Womack, Abigal Stinson, Camilla Baldin, Chaney Cole, Barrett Buckley, Emilie McGinnis, Mia Valle, Leot Cochran, Linden Miesner, Iya Urso, Riley Gibson, Genevieve Barber, Scarlett Fendley, Mettie Patterson, Margot Rozzell, Amelia Smith, Campbell Buckley, Addison Sperry, Virginia Crifasi, Audrey Speight, Zoey Lee as Polar Bears.
This storybook journey takes us into the heart of a timeless fairytale, where we watch Clara battle the evil Mouse King, dance with sugar plum fairies and fall in love with the dashing Nutcracker prince.
Tickets are $20-53 for a memorable night of festive family entertainment. Purchase tickets in person at Walton Arts Center Box Office weekdays 10 am until 2 pm, by calling 479.443.5600 weekdays 10 am until 5 pm or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.
While it is tradition for Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company to give local children the opportunity to perform with them, there’s a new opportunity this year for kids, teens and adults who dream of becoming professional dancers. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is holding North American auditions for the opportunity to join their company. Walton Arts Center is one of only two audition locations in the United States. Auditions are January 23 and 24, and details are available at Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s website.