2022 Program

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PDT Dance Arts Proudly Presents...

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Directed by:  Terri Bruno

Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovski performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

Choreography: Terri Bruno, Katie Wilcox and Sarah Hendricks

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Synopsis

Our story begins at the home of Clara Stalbaum.  She and her family are preparing for their annual Christmas Eve party. Clara is anxious to see all of her cousins, but is most excited for a visit from her Godfather, Dr. Drosselmeyer, who brings mystery and magic to every event. As Clara and her parents finish their preparations the guests begin to arrive.  Everyone is so happy to see each other and they’re especially excited to see Uncle Friedrich and his children, who have been living in England for the past two years. The party progresses with an abundance of confections, wine, gifts and dancing while Clara anticipates the arrival of her wonderful Godfather. The good doctor did not disappoint with his mystical gifts. But the gift he brought for Clara would turn out to be the most memorable gift of her life.  A magical Nutcracker. 

 

As the party comes to a close, Clara falls asleep with her beloved Nutcracker. Then, at the stroke of midnight Dr. Drosselmeyer returns to escort Clara on a most wonderous Christmas journey. Clara, now the size of a mouse, meets her Nutcracker face to face. With his noble army, The Nutcracker defends Clara against the evil Rat King, his malicious rat patrol and his minions of mice.  In a fiery battle, Clara defeats the Rat King after he has slain her beloved Nutcracker. Consumed in grief, Clara begs her Godfather to heal him. Dr. Drosselmeyer again works his magic and Clara is reunited with her Nutcracker Prince. 

     

     The three of them begin their journey thru the snow filled evening making their way to the Nutcracker’s kingdom, where he and the Dew Drop Fairy reign. Arriving at the Royal Garden The Nutcracker tells the Dew Drop Fairy how Clara defeated the Evil Rat King presenting the Rat’s sword to her. In gratitude, she calls on her subjects to celebrate. Festivities commence in Clara’s honor through music and dance with fruits and flora, from all over the world.  As the celebration comes to a close Dr. Drosselmeyer escorts Clara back home where she wakes from her dream, but was it a dream?.....Or was it MAGIC!

 

 

 

Act I - Scene I - The Christmas Party

Act I - Scene 2 - The Battle Scene

Acti I - Scenę III - Journey Through The Snow

Act II - Scene I - The Royal Garden

Act II - Scene II - The Return Home

 

Cast

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Thursday 7:00pm & Friday 7:00pm Performances

 

Act I Scene I - The Christmas Party

Mr. Staubaum

Madison Yeck

Mrs. Staubaum

Emily Diaz

Maids

Maren McBride & Pam Pettigrew

Butler

Greg Griffin

Clara

Rhone Brown

Fritz

Adela Ramsey

Party Ladies

Kara Nieczyporowicz & Emma Baez

Party Gentlemen

Hannah Grave, Skylar Costello, Grace Fortune

Party Children

Boys: Valerie Acero, Andi Engh, Addison Miller

Girls: Sadie McBride, Shylo Starr, Harmony Williams 

Grandma & Grandpa

Maegan Griffin & Senya Luna

Dr. Drosselmeyer

Trinity May

Mechanical Dolls

Claudia Camangian & Jenette Pagan

Act I Scene II - The Battle Scene

The Nutcracker

Alyssa Gaines

 

The Rat King

Caden Miller

 

Soldiers

Tessa Duitsman, Mikaela Ferrara, Ava Maes,

Anna Naso, Lainey Smith

 

Cavalry

Olivia Galaviz, Kinley Jackson, London Roby, Vanessa Stumpf

 

Mice

Adriana Chastain, Maddie Crow, Amalia Gabbai, Gianna Smith, Sofia Smith

 

Rats

Abigail Espinoza, Grace Espinoza, Audrey Nielsen, Audrina Sanchez, Amelia Sovea

 

Act I Scene III The Snow Scene

Snow Queen

Dylan Jaccar

 

Wind King

Jessie Callaway

 

Wind

Emma Baez, Skylar Costello, Grace Fortune, Hannah Grave, Senya Łuną, Kara Nieczyporowicz, Madison Yeck

 

Snowflakes

Lily Behrends, Claudia Camangian, Nicole Christensen, Ava Dughi, Olivia Galaviz, Ashley Helfrich, Adela Ramsey, Emily Robinson, Amelia Sovea, Vanessa Stumpf, Emma Turner

 

Act II - The Magical Garden

The Dew Drop Fairy

Hannah Grave

 

The Jardeniers

Jessie Callaway & Grace Fortune

 

Spanish Carnations

Senya Luna & Caden Miller

 

Arabian Desert Jasmine

Garrett Landry

 

Mother Ginger

Greg Daniels

Strawberries & Blueberries

Andrea Engh, Gina Calabria, Harmony Williams

Adriana Chastain, Maddie Crow, Lua McKinney, Gianna Smith, Hayden Williams

 

French Lilys

Claudia Camangian, Nicole Christensen, Ava Dughi, Ashley Helfrich, Vanessa Stumpf, Emma Turner

 

Chinese Lotus Blossoms

Tessa Duitsman, Abigail Espinoza, Ava Maes, Audrina Sanchez, Lainey Smith, Sofia Smith, Bella Steadman 

Caden Miller & London Roby

 

Russian Chamomile 

Lily Behrends, Olivia Galaviz, Dylan Jaccar, Kinley Jackson

 

The Waltz of the Flowers

The Rose

Madison Yeck

The Rose Buds

Emma Baez, Tristyn Kho,  Kara Nieczyporowicz, Jenette Pagan

Garland

Kaylee Drucker, Grace Espinoza, Mikaela Ferrara, Nora Yeck, Olivia LeRoy, Addison Miller, Audrey Nielsen, Adela Ramsey, Amelia Sovea

Bouquets

Valerie Acero, Amalia Gabbai, Sadie McBride, Anna Naso, Shylo Starr, Juliana Surprise

Saturday 2:00pm & Saturday 7:00pm Performances

 

Act I Scene I - The Christmas Party

Mr. Staubaum

Madison Yeck

Mrs. Staubaum

Emily Diaz

Maids

Maren McBride & Pam Pettigrew

Butler

Greg Griffin

Clara

Olivia LeRoy

Fritz

Juliana Surprise

Party Ladies

Kara Nieczyporowicz & Emma Baez

Party Gentlemen

Hannah Grave, Skylar Costello, Grace Fortune

Party Children

Boys: Gina Calabria, Andi Engh, Addison Miller

Girls: Sadie McBride, Shylo Starr, Harmony Williams 

Grandma & Grandpa

Maegan Griffin & Senya Luna

Dr. Drosselmeyer

Trinity May

Mechanical Dolls

Tristyn Kho & Jenette Pagan

Act I Scene II - The Battle Scene

The Nutcracker

Garrett Landry

 

The Rat King

Caden Miller

 

Soldiers

Kaylee Drucker, Ava Maes, Addison Miller, Bella Steadman, Nora Yeck

 

Cavalry

Olivia Galaviz, Kinley Jackson, London Roby, Vanessa Stumpf

 

Mice

Adriana Chastain, Maddie Crow, Amalia Gabbai, Gianna Smith, Sofia Smith

 

Rats

Abigail Espinoza, Grace Espinoza, Audrey Nielsen, Audrina Sanchez, Amelia Sovea

 

Act I Scene III The Snow Scene

Snow Queen

Tristyn Kho

 

Wind King

Jessie Callaway

 

Wind

Emma Baez, Skylar Costello, Grace Fortune, Senya Łuną, Kara Nieczyporowicz, Madison Yeck

 

Snowflakes

Lily Behrends, Claudia Camangian, Nicole Christensen, Ava Dughi, Olivia Galaviz, Ashley Helfrich, Adela Ramsey, Emily Robinson, Amelia Sovea, Vanessa Stumpf, Emma Turner, 

 

Act II - The Magical Garden

The Dew Drop Fairy

Emily Robinson

 

The Jardeniers

Jessie Callaway & Grace Fortune

 

Spanish Carnations

Senya Luna & Caden Miller

 

Arabian Desert Jasmine

Alyssa Gaines

 

Mother Ginger

Greg Daniels

Strawberries & Blueberries

Andrea Engh, Gina Calabria, Harmony Williams

Adriana Chastain, Maddie Crow, Lua McKinney, Gianna Smith, Hayden Williams

 

French Lilys

Claudia Camangian, Nicole Christensen, Ava Dughi, Ashley Helfrich, Vanessa Stumpf, Emma Turner

 

Chinese Lotus Blossoms

Tessa Duitsman, Abigail Espinoza, Ava Maes, Audrina Sanchez, Lainey Smith, Sofia Smith, Bella Steadman

Caden Miller & London Roby

 

Russian Chamomile 

Lily Behrends, Olivia Galaviz, Dylan Jaccar, Kinley Jackson

 

The Waltz of the Flowers

The Rose

Skylar Costello

The Rose Buds

Emma Baez, Tristyn Kho,  Kara Nieczyporowicz, Jenette Pagan 

Garland

Rhone Brown, Kaylee Drucker, Grace Espinoza, Mikaela Ferrara, Nora Yeck, Addison Miller, Audrey Nielsen, Adela Ramsey, Amelia Sovea

Bouquets

Valerie Acero, Amalia Gabbai, Sadie McBride, Anna Naso, Shylo Starr, Juliana Surprise

Credits

Stage Manager

Danee Diaz

Lighting Design

Terri Bruno

Costume Mistresses

Traci Grave & Pam Pettigrew

Sets & Scenery

Terri Bruno, Traci Grave, Pam Pettigrew, Larry Luna, Katie Wilcox, Roger Wilcox

Technical Crew

The Eisemann Bank of America Theatre Staff

Backstage Crew

Mary Barnett, Greg Daniels, Emily Diaz, Greg Griffin, Kahalani Luna, Taryn Schmidt, Katie Wilcox

PDT Dance Arts would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of the parents, friends and family that have helped make this production a success.  Without you, this production would not be possible.  

Thank you!

Gifts

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Meet our Graduating Seniors

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Alyssa Gaines

Graduating Senior 

Memorial High School

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Grace Fortune

Graduating Senior &

PDT Conservatory Student

Alyssa will be graduating from Memorial  High School.  Alyssa has has been dancing for 8 years and has been with PDT Dance Arts since 2019.  Alyssa plays the Nutcracker and the Arabian Desert Princess this season.  SIn addition to many high score over-all awards, she received Dancer of the Year at Celebration Talent Competition and she was asked to assist at the Elevation on Tour Conventions this season.  he has been accepted to the SMU dance program and and plans to double major in Dance and Kinesiology/Pre-Physical Therapy.

Grace has been dancing for 15 years and has been with PDT for the last 5 years. During this time, Grace has been part of PDT's Competitive Ensemble and Hip-Hop Crew and has performed in all of PDT's holiday shows and recitals. Grace attended intensives hosted by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Flockworks, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Zion Dance Project, and The Houston Contemporary Dance Company. She has also apprenticed for Platinum Dance Experience and Collective and for 6 O'clock Dance Theatre. In June, Grace will graduate with honors from iUniversity Prep and will go on to pursue a BFA in Dance.

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Trinity May

Graduating Senior &

PDT Conservatory Student

Trinity May (Dr. Drosselmeyer) is a senior at iUniversity Prep and attends the Dance Arts Conservatory.  Trinity has been dancing for seven years and is a five-year PDT Dance Arts Competitive Dance Ensemble member and a former member of Rhythmic Souls PERFORM Company.  She is alumni of the Commercial Dance Intensive.  Trinity has performed in the Nutcracker: Untapped, Joie de Vivre, Rhythm Revival, Dream Again, Body Language, and The Nutcracker throughout her years in high school. She is excited to perform in her last Nutcracker.  Future plans will include earning a BFA in Dance in college.  Thank you to all my teachers and family for their continuous support through my dance journey.

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Hannah Grave

Graduating Senior

Allen High School

Hannah is a Senior at Allen High School.  Hanna has been dancing for 14 years, competitively for 9 years.  She has been with PDT Dance Arts since 2018 as an Ensemble & HipHop Crew member.  Hannah is playing the "Dew Drop Fairy" in The Nutcracker this season.  Hanna has won countless awards for performance and recently has been accepted to the Sam Houston college program. She is awaiting  acceptance and hopes to attend to Texas A&M this fall.  

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Madison Yeck

Graduating Senior Texas Connections  High School

Madison has been dancing since she was 3 years old.  At 6 years old she came to PDT Dance Arts and began competing as an Ensemble & HipHop Crew member.  Madison plays the role of Rose in the Waltz of the flowers  in the Nutcracker this season. In addition to her many high score over-all awards, this past summer she trained with the University of Oklahoma School of Dance with their summer intensive.  She has been accepted to Sam Houston and is awaiting reply from a few other colleges.  After graduation she plans to double major in Dance and Kinesiology.