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OKC Ballet's 'Nutcracker' sweet as sugar plums

Choreographed by Oklahoma City Ballet artistic director Robert Mills and accompanied by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, “The Nutcracker” sparkled with beautiful dancing and good cheer, proving once again that OKC Ballet is getting stronger and stronger.
Published: December 20, 2013

Each of the second act dances glowed with energy and enthusiasm, from the glittering Spanish Chocolate danced by Seth Bradley with Carissa Churchill and Sarah Jane Crespo, to the sultry Arabian Coffee danced by Ezlimar Dortolina and Ryan Piper. The lyrical Waltz of the Flowers featured another lovely pas de deux by Jung and Sato.

A ballet company's growth can be measured not only by the choice of more difficult ballets to perform, but also by the annual progress of a perennial classic like “The Nutcracker.” From adults who have seen “The Nutcracker” every year since they were young to children dancing in the lobby after attending the ballet for the first time, “The Nutcracker” is a must-see ballet.

Kathleen Redwine