Performance Season Press Kit

'The Nutcracker' Marches into Central Pennsylvania! 

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet presents George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®

Carlisle, Pa. (November 13, 2018) – The same dancing that takes the stage of the Lincoln Center in NYC comes to a venue near you! Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) brings the famed George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® to Whitaker Center on Dec. 15 and 16 and Hershey Theatre on Dec. 22 and 23.

The brilliant dancers of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet bring Balanchine’s winter classic to life with larger-than-life sets and costumes set to the magical music of Tchaikovsky. As the clock strikes twelve, you’ll happen upon a battle between toy soldiers and mischievous mice as a blizzard of ballerinas reveal a wonderful world of confection.

Darla Hoover, CPYB associate artistic director and George Balanchine Trust répétiteur, explains how CPYB received the honor to perform this prized version of ‘The Nutcracker.’ “To produce a George Balanchine work, The George Balanchine Trust must provide license. Approval is based on the ability of a dance company to uphold Balanchine’s high artistic standards. CPYB has been the only school with license to perform this version of ‘The Nutcracker’ since 1991.” READ MORE

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Interviews with students, staff and faculty of CPYB are available and must be set up through Kelly Derbes.
The media is welcome to use any of the commercials and graphics below. If more imagery is needed, please contact Kelly Derbes at derbes@cpyb.org or 717.245.1790.

'The Nutcracker' Commercials and performance footage:

 

 


Press Images with caption/photo credits

The Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier 
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® © The George Balanchine Trust © Rosalie O'Connor Photography

 

The Angels!
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® © The George Balanchine Trust © Rosalie O'Connor Photography

 Drosselmeier giving Marie her very own Nutcracker. 
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® © The George Balanchine Trust © Rosalie O'Connor Photography

 

Candy Canes!
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® © The George Balanchine Trust © Rosalie O'Connor Photography

 

The Sugar Plum Fairy
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® © The George Balanchine Trust © Rosalie O'Connor Photography

 

 

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