Throughout the world, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet is a beloved Christmas tradition, and once again you will have the opportunity to enjoy it right here at home.  The Beaufort Community Nutcracker is proudly presenting three shows this month. Nearly 90 local dancers, featuring Beaufort residents Olive Florence and Micah Moore as Clara, and Sophie Hayward and Ambrose Reichel as the Sugar Plum Fairy, will be joined by three visiting professional dancers (Albert “Bo” Busby of Charleston, Bret Coppa of New York, and Savyo Alves Pereira of Brazil).  Dancers will take the stage on Saturday, November 18th at 1:00pm and 6:30pm, and Sunday, November 19th at 2:30 pm at the Beaufort High School Performing Arts Center.

Now in its 4th year, the Beaufort Community Nutcracker tells the dreamlike tale of a young girl and a Nutcracker toy soldier that comes to life on Christmas Eve.  Beaufort Community Nutcracker is a non-profit organization that prides itself on producing a true community event with dancers from all over the Lowcountry ranging in ages from 5 to 75.  Beaufort Community Nutcracker is supported by countless parent and community volunteers and local business and individual sponsors.

The event will feature a Christmas Store at each show.  Local artists have donated their time and talent in creating beautiful ornaments and one-of-a-kind decorated pointe shoes that will be available for sale.  All proceeds will support the continued presentation of the Beaufort Community Nutcracker.

About The Artistic Director:  Melissa Derrick

Melissa Derrick

Derrick, a native of Brazil and owner of the Derrick Ballet Conservatory, brings her many years of dance experience and unwavering commitment to bring classical ballet to Beaufort in hopes that all ages can either participate in or enjoy the annual performance.

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