Holiday Season Begins With NMDT-PC’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Indiana Warrior as Clara in ‘The Nutcracker.’ Photo by Rebecca Cai


New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company (NMDT-PC), directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, presents “The Nutcracker.”

This timeless classic revolves around Clara, who receives the gift of a toy nutcracker from her Uncle Drosselmeyer. Clara then dreams of a fantastic world in which the Nutcracker and she meet many interesting characters.

Notable NMDT-PC dancers in the production include: Indiana Warrior as Clara, Daren Savage as Uncle Drosselmeyer, Sarah Dale as The Snow Queen, Frank Macias as The Snow King, Louisa Belian as The Sugar Plum Fairy, and Devon McCleskey as The Cavalier. Special guest Giovanni Echave, from the School of the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, will perform the role of The Nutcracker Prince.

“The Nutcracker” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 15 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 at the Duane W. Smith Auditorium.

Tickets are available for purchase in advance at Uli’s Cottontails or at the door 45 minutes prior to performance times. Prices are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and free for children age four and under. Veterans are invited to attend the Sunday matinee free of charge.

NMDT is located in the heart of downtown at 147 and 149 Central Park Square and offers classes in creative ballet, creative jazz, modern, tap, jazz, Flamenco, pointe, partnering, and all levels of ballet including adult. For more information regarding enrollment or “The Nutcracker,” call 505.661.3226 or visit

Jumpstart your holiday season with fun for the whole family at “The Nutcracker.”

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