Have you been backstage at the Nutcracker? Check this out.

To get everyone through post Nutcracker blues, we decided to give you a peek into the backstage magic of our favorite annual tradition and share few facts that you may not know about!

  • TAYB’s Nutcracker is the longest running and most diverse production of the Nutcracker in Miami.
  • TAYB welcomes over 10,000 school children every year during the morning week-day performances.
  •  Students from all five sites and New World School of the Arts begin the audition and rehearsal process all the way in August.

This production of the Nutcracker is no ordinary production of the holiday classic it actually has a mission behind it. Now you know a little about the production and you probably want to see it in action behind the scenes!

Before we show you behind the scenes you should know that students from all five TAYB sites and New World School of the Arts begin the audition and rehearsal process all the way in August.

Photo taken by Gregory Reed

Now we are backstage! Clowns and Mice backstage getting their makeup done and waiting patiently to put on their costumes.

Photo taken by Gregory Reed

After all the anticipation the curtain finally goes up!

Mice from Nutcracker junior cast watching the senior dancers in the wings.

Photo taken by Addyson Fonte-Mermell

Snowflakes from senior cast watching principal dancers playing the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier.

Photo taken by Addyson Fonte-Mermell

A view from Clara and the Nutcracker Prince from the wings during the magical snow scene.

Photo taken by Addyson Fonte-Mermell

A view of the The Harlequin Dolls from backstage.

Photo taken by Addyson Fonte-Mermell

Clowns getting final corrections from the director right before going on stage for the second act.

Photo taken by Addyson Fonte-Mermell

Our guest artist Siriu Liu and Rodrigo Almares from Cincinnati Ballet performing the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

Photo taken by Addyson Fonte-Mermell

 

 

Photo taken by Gregory Reed

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Get A Chance To See Our 2017 Spring Concert!

Every year our youth ballet presents a spring concert with excerpts from classical ballets, modern pieces, tap pieces performed by our Tap Team and original work performed by TAYB Alumni. This year we are giving everyone the opportunity to watch the performance on YouTube and hope you will join us for next year’s spring concert!