Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing alongside the full international professional cast are local Durham children.
Durham School of Ballet and the Performing Arts, LLC (DSBPA) offers classes for students age two through adult who enjoy dancing, as well as for those who wish to pursue a professional career. Instructors are currently certified by ABT National Training Curriculum, Escola National de Ballet de Cuba, Imperial School of Dancing, and New England Conservatory of Circus Arts. They encourage and support their staff in pursuing continuing education opportunities for the benefit of students’ training. DSBPA constantly looks for opportunities to train students from communities traditionally underrepresented in classical ballet and aerial via national partnerships such as Project Plié and are seeking local partnerships with underrepresented groups.
Spotlight Dance Company offers students a place to learn to dance, meet new people and have fun while boosting their own self-confidence. They offer a variety of classes at affordable prices and provide their students with the newest dance trends as well as the classical knowledge they need to be a great dancer. Located in the heart of downtown, Spotlight Dance Company has a unique offering of children, adult & fitness classes. Their classes are taught by extensively trained and well-educated teachers who have a vast background in both performance and education.