Send us Your Favorite Nutcracker Memories!

We are thrilled to be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of our beloved Yorkville Nutcracker!  In honor of this monumental year, we are asking our friends, families, and alumni to share with us their favorite Nutcracker memories — describe treasured time spent as a student with Francis Patrelle — reminisce about their most treasured Nutcracker performance.

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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!

25th Anniversary of the

YORKVILLE NUTCRACKER

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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

© 2020 Dances Patrelle, Inc. All rights reserved.  Dances Patrelle, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization registered in New York State.

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