Review: Louisville Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ a Familiar Holiday Treat

WFPL published a review of Louisville Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”:

[Jordan Martin] is delightful as the young girl at the party, and blossoms into the pas de deux with the Nutcracker (Ryan Stokes) in her dream. Martin has a lovely long line that appears effortless as she soars through the lifts supported, with equally apparent effortlessness, by Stokes.


Arguably the highlights of any “Nutcracker” are the Act Two variations in the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Kateryna Sellars is a cool and sophisticated Sugar Plum Fairy, ably supported by her Cavalier, Brandon Ragland. Their pas de deux brought enthusiastic and almost continuous applause for the intricate lifts and fish dives cleanly executed throughout.

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