The elite Kids Winter Showcase 2019

Nutcracker Sweets

January 19th, 2018 at the North 4th Theatre


Nutcracker Sweets

 The History

The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice" written by E.T.A. Hoffman.  Although what is seen on the stage today is different in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same; The story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads.

When Marius Petipa had the idea to choreograph the story into a ballet, it was actually based on a revision by Alexander Dumas, a well known French author.  His version reflects more of what we have come to love as the Nutcracker Ballet.

It is Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum house.  A large and festive party with friends and family has just ended.  Clara has fallen asleep with her favorite gift, a nutcracker given by her god father, Drosselmeyer

The Story

Clara’s Dream

The Fight Scene  - As the clock strikes midnight strange things begin to happen.   The toys around her come to life while the room fills with an army of mice, led by the fierce Mouse King.  As the Nutcracker comes to life, he leads his army of toy soldiers into battle with the Rat King and his mice.  Clara helps the Nutcracker defeat the Rat King.

The Land of Sweets

The Prince escorts Clara to the Land of Sweets where they are greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy.  The Prince tells her about their daring battle with the army of mice and she rewards them with a celebration of dances.

  • Waltz of the Snowflakes

  • The Magic Castle - Angels

  • Mother Ginger Dance - Gingerbread

  • The Arabian - Coffee

  • The Chinese Dance  - Tea      

  •  The Spanish Dance- Chocolate   

  • The Waltz of Flowers

  • The Mirliton Dance - Dew Drop

  • Sugar Plum

  • Final  Waltz and Apotheosis  

The Dream Ends

Clara awakens from her dream and finds herself by her Christmas tree with her beloved Nutcracker.

The Cast

Clara - Ruby Gatt

Sugar Plum - Natalya Conde

Nutcracker - Gabriel Zubiate

The Rat King - Theo Morrison

Snow Queen - Melee Hardy

Arabian Soloist - Kylie Brett

Chinese - Grace Salazar and Melee Hardy


Spanish Demonstrator - Sarah Massey

Mother Ginger - Marissa Gonzales

Cavalier - Asher Michnovicz

Dew Drop (Mirliton) -Ava Sowers

Angel Demonstrator - Mercedes Tomingas


Level One Dancers - Juliette Harden, Violet Harden, Charlotte Jarosz, Jade Jojola, Mila Martinez, Peter Morrison, Emery Robbs, Eliana Sena, Melody Schaumburg, Juliette Schoeneberg, Scarlette Whitacre

Level Two Dancers - Natasha Burton, Violet Cassady, Alivia Escudero, Katie Johnson,  Mina Michnovicz, Tyce Michnovicz, Elena Martinez, Juliet Ochoa, Vivian Othling, Tahlia Pozun, Adeline Rissi, Hailey Sainz, Cheryl Tomingas, Connie Tomingas, Stella Tomingas, Abigail Weeks, Samantha Whitacre

Level Three Dancers - Lucille Burton, Ava Corona, Arabella Hodge, Isabel Llanes, Aubrey Martinez, Mia Maldonado, Jayden Martinez, Celia Morrison, Claire Myers, Danika Perkins, Shaelyn Pozun, Julia Poore, Therese Tomingas, Sarah Van Gilst, Bethany Weeks, Avery Whitacre

Level Four Dancers - Lauren Anderson, Ruth-Mariah Borja, Elenor Burton, Kadynce Brett, Julia Chase, Aliana Escudero, Jocelyn Fraser, Macy Fuller, Isabella Hands, Abigail Hands, Gia Hart , Jordan Reyes, Gabriella Michnovicz, Annaleigh Sanchez, Therese Tomingas, Avery Whitacrew, Greta Williams, Catie Zubiate

Level Five/Six Dancers - Kylie Brett, Mikayla Chacon, Natalya Conde, Ruby Gatt, Marissa Gonzalez, Melee Hardy, Sarah Massey, Theo Morrison, Isabel Tomingas, Mercedes Tomingas, Ava Sowers



Lauren Anderson, Ruth-Mariah Borja, Elenor Burton, Violet Cassidy, Mikayla Chacon, Ava Corona, Alivia Escudero, Katie Johnson, Jayden Martinez, Mina Michnovicz, Celia Morrison, Vivian Othling, Danika Perkins, Julia Poore, Shaelyn Pozun, Tahlia Pozun, Cheryl Tomingas, Connie Tomingas, Stella Tomingas, Mercedes Tomingas,Sarah Van Gilst, Bethany Weeks, Samantha Whitacre

elite Jr Company (Ensemble, Soloists and Demonstrators)

Kadynce Brett, Julia Chase, Aliana Escudero, Macy Fuller, Marissa Gonzales, Gia Hart, Mia Maldonado, Jordan Reyes, Annaleigh Sanchez, Ava Sowers, Therese Tomingas, Avery Whitacre, Greta Williams, Catie Zubiate


elite Staff and Crew

Instructors & Choreographers: Kira Akmajian, McKenna Beck, Alyssa Costales, Cheri Costales, Robyn Hardy, Tianna Garcia, Megan Othling, Esther Michnovicz, Nikki Morrison, Coryn Richey, Vanessa Trujillo, Rachel Salazar

Drama Direction by Kira Akmajian

Ensemble by Kira Akmajian, Robyn Hardy and Rachel Salazar

Production Management by Kira Akmajian and Rachel Salazar

Office Management by Lillian Garcia and Stephanie Rickerman

Stage Management by Cathy Costales

Lighting Design by Ben Costales

Sound by Matthew Ramsey

Costuming by Lillian Garcia and Cheri Costales

Backstage Coordination by Lillian Garcia

Box Office Management by Michelle Brett

Lobby and House Management by Frank and Mary Alice Salazar

Security by Paul Costales and Mariano Garcia

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