Utah Regional Ballet To Perform Tchaikovsky’s Holiday Classic ‘The Nutcracker’
December 11, 2012
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Jim Rayburn (801) 863-8504
Utah Regional Ballet, Utah Valley University’s professional ballet company in residency, will present several performances of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” Dec. 15, 17 and 20-22 at the Covey Center for the Arts in downtown Provo, Utah.
Utah Regional Ballet, with many of the company’s dancers working professionally as they complete their education at UVU, has been performing “The Nutcracker” since the company was founded in 1984. This year’s performances will be the only professional production of the popular Christmas ballet in Utah Valley.
“It is so exciting every year to watch the development of these talented artists as they achieve new heights in technical merit and artistry,” said Jacqueline Colledge, UVU dance faculty and director of Utah Regional Ballet. “I am confident the new changes in choreography and costuming will please our audiences this year.”
Each performance will feature more than 120 local children dancers with Kaelyn Magee, Rochelle Brooks and Kaitlyn Potts dancing as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Eduardo Permuy, Robert Tyler Burkett and Michael Bearden will perform the Cavalier role. Filling the role of Clara are Chloe Hebdon, Kimberly Adams and Faith Adams. Johnny Revill will perform the role of Madam Ginger and Chris Young will portray the mysterious Herr Drosselmeyer.
Saturday matinee performances are scheduled for Dec. 15 and 22 at 2 p.m. Evening performances will be held Dec. 15, 17, 20-22 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at the Covey Center for the Arts website at www.coveycenter.org or by calling 801-852-7007. The Covey Center for the Arts is located at 425 W. Center Street in Provo.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is home to more than 30,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community college, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.