Dear Yorkville Nutcrackers!
It has been an amazing Virtual Yorkville Nutcracker season! A big shout out to all the kids and parents who joined and to the families who generously participated. The Party went off without a hitch. The Gingerbreads came out perfect, with just the right blend of sweet and spicy. Dolls were magical and beautiful. Angels were pure and, well… Angelic! And we Battled with Mice, and have had Flowers Waltzing us to glory! The climax was when YOU got to BE the SUGARPLUM FAIRY when Abi Stafford taught a class dedicated to the fun, beauty, artistry, and wonder of Sugarplum. You were all so marvelous, we just LOVED watching you dance.
And, we are grateful for the two and a half decades we have spent growing and evolving, and for the community, we've built along the way. Here’s to another 25!
The Patrelle Yorkville Nutcracker, set in a bygone New York, appeals to the tourist in me: it’s so full of New York and American detail (even Theodore Roosevelt makes an appearance) that I wanted to watch it again to notice more of what it tells of local history.
— Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times
50 years of teaching experience equips Francis Patrelle with the vision to inspire, and encourage, aspiring dancers. While many have become professional dancers, others have become doctors, lawyers, teachers, and more. Regardless of their path, Dances Patrelle nurtures and supports the confidence within these young dancers to become the accomplished individuals they are today.
Please help us continue this tradition.
Cast: The Yorkville Nutcracker (2015): Grand Pas de Deux Sugar Plum Fairy - Abi Stafford and Cavalier - Adrian Danchig-Waring; Father - Stephen Campanella; Dolls - Rachel Sturley, Amanda Burch, Miranda Berlin; Mother Ginger - Maureen Duke, Snow King - Matthew Dibble, Justin Peck, Snow Queen - Therese Wendler, Nadezhda Vostrikov |
The Yorkville Nutcracker (2016): Grand Pas de Deux Sugar Plum Fairy - Abi Stafford and Cavalier - Craig Hall; Snow Queen - Therese Wendler and Snow King - Maximillien Band |
The Yorkville Nutcracker (2013): Grand Pas de Deux Sugar Plum Fairy - Jenifer Ringer and Cavalier - Jared Angle; Snow Queen - Therese Wendler and Snow King - Maximillien Band |
The Yorkville Nutcracker (2017): Grand Pas de Deux Sugar Plum Fairy - Abi Stafford and Cavalier - Stephen Hana; Snow Queen - Therese Wendler and Snow King - Maximillien Band; Dew Drop - Izkan Barbosa
Photos: © Eduardo PATINO.NYC | © Pearchutekids.com | © Rosalie O'Connor Photography | © Julieta Cervantes for The New York Times | © KentGBeck