Troy Schumacher is an American choreographer, dancer, and director living in New York, NY. He is a soloist dancer with New York City Ballet and the founder of BalletCollective, an arts collective driven toward creating new ballet-based works that has been moving ballet forward since its inception in 2010. His choreography has been presented by New York City Ballet, Performa, Danspace Project, Guggenheim Works & Process, the Joyce Theater, the Savannah Music Festival, and NYU Skirball Center. He has collaborated with many artists including Jeff Koons, Thom Browne, Ken Liu, Ellis Ludwig-Leone, Maddie Ziegler, Julianna Barwick, and David Salle. In addition to live performances, Schumacher has choreographed numerous art, fashion and commercial shoots, including works for Google, Sony PlayStation, Capezio, HP, Aritzia, CR Fashion Book, Tom Ford, and The New York Times. At New York City Ballet, Schumacher has performed in over 70 ballets by Balanchine, Robbins, and contemporary choreographers.
Sugar Plum Fairy
Ashley Laracey was born in Sarasota, Florida. She began her dance training at the age of five with Cheryl Carty and Christine White at the Carty Academy of Theater Dance in Bradenton, Florida. She studied at age 15 with Victoria Schneider, Olivier Pardina, and Svetlana Osiyeva at the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. Laracey entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, in the fall of 2001. In October 2002, Laracey became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and in February 2003 she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet and was promoted to soloist in February 2013. Laracey graduated from Fordham University in 2017 with a Communications and Media Studies degree along with a minor in Psychology. She is passionate about working with children and currently teaches dance workshops for children with Cerebral Palsy along with summer programs and private lessons both in College Station, Texas and New York City. At New York City Ballet, Laracey has performed in over 100 ballets by Balanchine, Robbins, and contemporary choreographers.
Joshua Dwyre is from Denver, Colorado and began dancing at the age of eight. Dwyre recently graduated cum laude with a BFA from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance. Through middle school and high school, Dwyre competed in dance competitively at Michelle Latimer Dance Academy working with choreographers like Travis Wall, Jason Parsons, Stacey Tookey, Teddy Forance, Bobby Newberry, Erica Sobol, Brian Freedman, and Dana Wilson. After graduating from Regis High School, Dwyre pursued dance in college focusing on classical, modern, and contemporary styles. At Purchase he trained under Doug Varone, Wallie Wolfgruber, Bettijane Sills, Rosanna Servalli, Ted Kivitt, Stephanie Tooman, Larry Clark, Jean Freebury, Kevin Wynn, and others. It gave him the opportunity to perform works by Doug Varone, Kyle Abraham, Loni Landon, Rosalind Newman, Kevin Wynn, MADboots Dance, and George Balanchine. Dwyre also had the opportunity to dance in Montreal at Springboard Danse Montreal, and performed works by Sharon Eyal, Yin Yue, Fernando Melo, and Chuck Wilt. Now, Dwyre is home in Colorado doing what he loves, teaching and dancing. Dwyre teaches classes full time at Boutique Dance Academy in Castle Rock, Colorado and also teaches some dance classes at Regis Jesuit High School. This is Dwyre’s second season with the Hannah Kahn Dance Company and is very ecstatic to be working with this group of artists.
Congratulations to our 2018 Nutcracker Cast! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org soon as possible to let us know that you have seen your casting and to confirm that your name is spelled correctly. **Cast Members and Parents: request to join the private Facebook group TCD Nutcracker 2018. This is a closed group only for cast members and their parents and is our primary way of communicating the most current info regarding scheduling, etc.**
As always, the show changes from year to year based on the audition turnout. Remember casting is based on size, ability, and suitability to the role. ALL CASTING DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND NON-NEGOTIABLE. Dancers are auditioning for the productions, NOT a particular role in that production. Auditionees may not decline roles. Dancers who decline roles after casting risk not being considered for future productions.
Please not that some roles are double cast. This means dancers cast in these parts would alternate, or share, the role with another dancer. Dancers will be given an equal number of performances whenever possible. Please note that double casting is different than understudies. Understudies are not guaranteed to perform in the show.
Show Times: Thursday, Dec 13 7:00 pm Friday, Dec 14 9:30 am (School Show Act I only) 7:00 pm Saturday Dec 15 10:00 am Sunday Dec 16 2:00 pm
A rehearsal schedule for the first few practices is posted under the Nutcracker 2018 Rehearsals tab.
Looking forward to a great Nutcracker season with you all!!!
Tuscaloosa Community Dancers The Nutcracker 2018 ACT 1
Intro Snowflakes 97 Mims McKee 101 Kathryn Sain 105 Haley Winegarden 106 Grace Ann Fikes 110 Jennifer Walker
Clara Stahlbaum 139 Wells McEntyre/ 142 AnnaMarie Messina
Fritz Stahlbaum 132 Madeline Evans Fritz Understudy 149 Ava Williams
Mr. Stahlbaum Chief Steve Anderson Mrs. Stahlbaum Adrienne Remmert
ACT II Land of the Sweets Angels 170 Kendall Thomas 171 Emmalyn Coop 172 Emaley Livingston 173 Shelby Lee 174 Macy Hudson 175 Inara Gillis 176 Clara Jordan 177 Ava Grace Odom 178 Rowan Bordner 179 Julianna Rose Barksdale 180 Anna Harding Ivy Bankston Annie Cardwell Brylee Meissner