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American Youth Ballet

http://www.americanyouthballet.org/

Nutcracker

In Yardley Hall, Johnson County Community College

Saturday 14 December 2013, 2 pm and 7 pm
Photos were shot in two locations:
1 - American Dance Center - http://www.amdance.org/ - (studio: 7, 8 Dec) and
2 - JCCC
(dress/tech/performance) in Yardley Hall (stage 12, 13, 14 Dec)

Ticketing - JCCC Box Office: 913-469-4445
http://www.americanyouthballet.org/Nutcracker.html

 

Tickets prices were $14, $20 and $22.
As with previous years, performances came close to filling Yardley to capacity (1341 seats)

There were literally only a few handfuls of seats remaining for the 2 pm performance
and a few more for the 7 pm performance

== Studio Rehearsals ==
== (theater pics below) ==

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - jete by Dena'h Gregory
Dena'h Gregory in studio rehearsal Dec 8th above, Dec 7th below
Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Dena'h Gregory

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Erik Sobbe and Stephanie Ruley
Studio rehearsal for Arabian, Erike Sobbe, Stephanie Ruley

   
 

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Danica Williams
Danica Williams in studio rehearsal


Lisa Kobayashi

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Molly Cooke
Dena'h Gregory


Sidney Wilson

   

...Molly Cook (as Snow Queen, 2 pm) and Erik Sobbe (Snow Prince) - Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com)
Molly Cook (as Snow Queen, 2 pm) and Erik Sobbe (Snow Prince)

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Molly Cook

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Anne-Marie Dahms in sissone
Anne-Marie Dahms in sissone (for Spanish part)

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Four in jete from back
Four dancers in jete (from back side above) and from "the wings" below
(from far side to near side) Danica, Julianna, Anne-Marie, Stephanie
Usually I get this one from a "mid-stage" position in the room, (getting backsides) so on the last studio rehearsal
I decided I wanted one from the front of the formation for a change
Then look below for the same shot on stage at dress
Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - four jetes from front

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Anne-Marie Dahms
Anne-Marie again, working on her jete and checking the mirror (on the right) - Snowflake role

== In Theater ==

...
Same jete above with four dancers (Snowflakes), heading off to the stage right wing
Dress #1 above and Dress #2 below

Four snowflakes head into the wings


Snowflakes:

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Erik Sobbe (Snow King) and Molly Cook (Snow Queen, 2 pm)
Erik Sobbe (Snow King) and Molly Cook (Snow Queen, 2 pm)

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Sofia Acosta as Columbine doll (2 pm) at Friday dress
Sofia Acosta as Columbine doll (2 pm) at Friday dress

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Mice menace a sleeing Clara with her Nutcracker doll
Mice menace a sleeing Clara with her Nutcracker doll

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Curt Knupp as Dr. Drosselmeyer spreading his cape
Curt Knupp as Dr. Drosselmeyer spreading his cape

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Amy DeHart as (left, 7 pm) Columbine doll and Cassie Wang as Vivandiere (right, 7 pm) at Thursday dress
Amy DeHart as (left, 7 pm) Columbine doll and Cassie Wang as Vivandiere (right, 7 pm) at Thursday dress

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Director Kristopher Estes-Brown and conductor James Funkhouser conferring
Director Kristopher Estes-Brown and conductor James Funkhouser conferring during dress

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Sissone in the Spanish role - Anne-Marie Dahms
Sissone in the Spanish role - Anne-Marie Dahms (above 7 pm) and SIdney Wilson (below 2 pm)
Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Sidney Wilson as Spanish, in sissone

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Dena'h Gregory as Snow Queen (7 pm)
Dena'h Gregory as Snow Queen (7 pm)

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Sidney Wilson as Rose (7 pm) with flowers behind her
Sidney Wilson as Rose (7 pm) with flowers behind her
and below with flowers around her
Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Sidney Wilson as Rose (7 pm) with flowers around her

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Snowflakes on the apron with Kristopher Estes-Brown listening to the orchestra sound for their part during dress on Thursday - conductor is James Funkhouser
Snowflakes on the apron with Kristopher Estes-Brown listening to the orchestra sound for their part
during dress on Thursday - conductor is James Funkhouser

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Fritz (Theo Muhammed) grabs the Nutcracker doll from Clara (Elise Johnson, 2 pm)
Fritz (Theo Muhammed) grabs the Nutcracker doll from Clara (Elise Johnson, 2 pm)


Arabian with Stephanie Ruley (7pm) and Erik Sobbe

 

American Youth Ballet - Members 2013-14 Season

The American Youth Ballet is the performing troupe of the American Dance Center school at 117th and Quivira in Overland Park, Kansas owned and operated by Kristopher Estes-Brown and Jennifer Tierney.

Senior CompanySofia Acosta, Hannah Baillie, Morgan Bartram, Molly Cook, Andrea Dahl, Anne-Marie Dahms, Amy DeHart, Dena'h Gregory, Lisa Kobayashi, Juliana Kuhn, Julia McGregor, Sasha Reid, Stephanie Ruley, Paula Walewicz, Cassie Wang, Catherine Watkins, Bonnie Weinberg, Anna Wolock, Danica Williams, Sydney Wilson
Junior CompanyAnnie Cook, Elise Johnson, Mallerie Moore, Ashlyn Mills, Rebekah Nelson, Miriam Rogers
Apprentice CompanyJulia Harshbarger, Jasmine Jones, Reina Kobayashi, Madeline Oliver, Julia Walewicz, Eric Wright
  

Program

 

The Nutcracker

 
ChoreographyKristopher Estes-Brown
MusicPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Set DesignJason Phillips, Paul Mesner Puppets, Ethan Steimel, Ryan Hasler, and Kristopher Estes-Brown
Lighting DesignEric Loff land and Kristopher Estes-Brown
CostumingJennifer Tierney with Deborah Green, Stephanie Kong, Denna Flickner, Carol Brookover, and Gayla Voss
 

Prologue

Dr. DrosselmeyerCurt Knupp
NephewJake Bartley
Columbine Doll Sofia Acosta ( 2 pm ), Amy DeHart ( 7 pm )
Columbine Tutu underwritten by the Wilson Family and the Green Family
WvandièreJuliana Kuhn ( 2 pm ), Cassie Wang ( 7 pm )
Grandmother Jennifer Tierney
Party Guest parents Hiromi Lessman, Stephanie Ruley, Danica Williams, Joseph Flickner, Dalton Heinle, Erik Sobbe
Party Guest children Annie Cook, Julia Harshbarger, Reina Kobayashi, Sam Lozaw, Nate Lozaw, Ashlyn Mills, Malerie Moore, Ravi Muhammad, Madeline Oliver, Miriam Rogers, Julia Walewicz, Asher Wilson
 

Act I

  Interior Drop underwritten by the Moore Family
Maids Anne-Marie Dahms, Paula Walewicz, Sydney Wilson
Frau StahibaumDeborah Green
ClaraElise Johnson ( 2 pm ) Anna Wolock ( 7 pm )
Clara Party Scene Costume underwritten by the Acosta Family
Clara Nightgown costume underwritten by Jesse Cooper
FritzTheo Muhammed
LouisaMolly Cook
GovernessSamantha Cacy
Herr StahlbaumMoe Graenser
Lieutenant MiceAnnie Cook, Katie Xue, Ximena Flores-Lunes, Samantha Marx
Baby MiceLexi Arp, Bella Blakeley, Nora Burdoo, ElIje Johnson
MiceCaitlin Blackwood, Mena Castro, Hannah Chong, Anna Hawk, Brooke lsenberg, Isabel Li, Eileen O’Hara
Nutcracker PrinceJoseph Flickner
BunnyElyse Jackson
CavalryMalerie Moore, Rebekah Nelson
SoldiersAshlyn Mills, Julia McGregor, Jasmine Jones, Cassie Wang, Anne-Marie Dahms, Eric Wright, Jake Bartley
Rat KingMoe Graenser
  Growing Tree underwritten by Cliff and Elaine Tatham
Snow KingErik Sobbe
Snow Queen Molly Cook ( 2 pm ); Dena’h Gregory ( 7 pm )
Snowflakes Sofia Acosta, Hannah Baillie ( 7 pm ) Morgan Bartram, Molly Cook ( 7 pm ), Andrea DahI, Anne-Marie Dahms ( 7 pm ), Amy DeHart ( 2 pm ), Dena’h Gregory ( 2 pm ) Juliana Kuhn, Lisa Kobayashi ( 2 pm ), Sasha Reid ( 7 pm ), Stephanie Ruley, Paula Walewicz ( 7 pm ), Cassie Wang, Catherine Watkins ( 2 pm ), Bonnie Weinberg ( 2 pm ), Danica Williams, Sydney Wilson
  Snow Fall underwritten by Cliff and Elaine Tatham and The Moore Family with Madi Mali Homes
  Snowflake Tutus underwritten by the Wang Family, Toby and Barbara Cook, and the Watkins Family
 
Intermission
ACT II
   
  Angel Scene sponsored by Paula and Biyan Dahms
CherubsLeila Balarashti, Daphne Johnson, Eliana Kovacova, Koyari Monta, Liana Mullinix, Kalina Parvanova, Maria Price, Liliana Witt
Cherub costumes underwritten by the Wîtt Family
AngelsSofia Acosta, Andrea DahI, Cassie Wang, with Annie Cook, Elise Johnson ( 7 pm ), Julia McGregor, Ashlyn Mills, Malerie Moore, Rebekah Nelson, Miriam Rogers ( 2 pm )
PagesMax Isaac, Hank Peck
Sugar Plum Fairy Stephanie Ruley ( 2 pm ), Danica Williams ( 7 pm )
Sugar Plum Fairy Tutu underwritten by the Mueller Family and the Watkins Family
Spanish Sydney Wilson ( 2 pm ), Anne-Marie Dahms ( 7 pm ), Dalton Heinle with Malerie Moore, Rebekah Nelson, Asher Wilson, Erik Wright
Spanish Corps de Ballet costume underwritten by the Watkins Family
Chinese Hannah Baillie ( 2 pm ), Morgan Bartram ( 7 pm ), Andrea Dahl ( 2 pm ), Amy DeHart ( 7 pm ), Lisa Kobayashi ( 2 pm ), Sasha Reid ( 7 pm ), Catherine Watkins ( 7 pm ), Bonnie Weinberg ( 2 pm ) with Ximena Flores-Lunes, Tina Li, Samantha Marx, Katie Xue
Chinese Costume underwritten by the Acosta Family
Mirliton Juliana Kuhn ( 2 pm ) Lisa Kobayashi ( 7 pm ) with Sofia Acosta ( 7 pm ), Hannah Baillie ( 7 pm ), Andrea Dahl ( 7 pm ), Amy DeHart ( 2 pm ), Sasha Reid ( 2 pm ), Paula Walewicz ( 2 pm ), Bonnie Weinberg ( 7 pm )
GingerbreadsJulia Harshbarger, Jasmine Jones, Reina Kobayashi, Madeline Oliver, Miriam Rogers, Julia Walewicz
Gum DropsCelina Chen, Rebeca Flores, Kyra Highlander, Leanne Jeong, Annika Jones, Nadine Peck
CooksTara Cook, Vivian Hsìao, Joshua Kovac, Lily Leach, Alice Lenz, Kristanna Moore, Riho Sakai, Samantha Thurston, Madeline Vielhauer, Evelyn Whitworth
Arabian Dena’h Gregory ( 2 pm ), Stephanie Ruley ( 7 pm ), Erik Sobbe with Hannah St. Clair, Julia McGregor ( 2 pm ), Ashlyn Mills ( 7 pm )
Russian Cassie Wang ( 2 pm ) Dena’h Gregory ( 7 pm ) with Annie Cook, Julia McGregor ( 7 pm ), Ashlyn Mills ( 2 pm )
Russian costume underwritten by the Wang Family
Rose Danica Williams ( 2 pm ), Sydney Wilson ( 7 pm )
Flowers Sofia Acosta, Hannah Baillie ( 2 pm ), Morgan Bartram, Molly Cook, Andrea Dahl, Anne-Marie Dahms ( 2 pm ), Amy DeHart ( 2 pm ), Dena’h Gregory, Lisa Kobayashi ( 2 pm ), Juliana Kuhn, Malerie Moore ( 7 pm ), Sasha Reid, Paula Walewicz ( 7 pm ), Cassie Wang, Catherine Watkins, Anna Wolock ( 2 pm ), Bonnie Weinberg ( 7 pm )
 

Overland Park Orchestra

ConductorJames Funkhouser
Violin IVicki Hauser, Concertmaster, Miriam Anderson, Clara Blauwiekel, Jeremy Dick, Kara Hess, Amy Holmes
Violin IIDarren Moring, Principal, Vibha Agarwal, Richelle Basgall, Edwin Fukunaga, Suzie Kary, Patrick McAnany, Jim Taylor
ViolaJackie Ives, Principal, Faith Childress, Kathy MacNaughton, Rudy Wrobel
CelloMichael Davidson, Principal, Celia Arnold, Becky Miller, Ed Roxas
BassJoshua Stephenson, Principal, Erin Gill
FluteNancy Clark, Principal, Emily Smith
PiccoloKaytee Dietrich
OboeRoy Messick, Principal, Mike Lewis
English HornKristin Thuriby, Principal
ClarinetSteve Max, Principal, Celia Nicholas
Bass ClarinetKristin Bennett
BassoonKarl Gottschalk, Betsy Chrisman, Melissa Cain, Principal
HornLynette Eaton, Principal, Rob Overton, Conja Summerelin, Gavin Lendt
TrumpetDavid Clark, Principal, Tim Gillispie
TromboneBob Wilson, Principal, Stephen Hennerberg, Chuck Elliott
TubaCarol Lowman, Principal
TimpaniMark Lowry, Percussion, Brian Jackson
HarpKara Land, Principal
CelesteMark Pretzel

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Violinist Richelle Basgall rehearsing in Santa hat with a tiny Santa hat on the carved head at the end of her violin
Violinist Richelle Basgall rehearsing in Santa hat with a tiny Santa hat on the carved head at the end of her violin

Photo by Mike Strong (kcdance.com) - Molly Cook in studio - rehearsing her Snow Queen role
Molly Cook in studio - rehearsing her Snow Queen role

 

 

 

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