Bellingham's most enduring production of The Nutcracker Ballet,
performed at the Mt. Baker Theatre by, and culminating the 33nd season of the
Mount Baker Ballet
Nancy Whyte, Artistic Director
Nutcracker image
Saturday, December 13th, 2007 at 7pm
Mount Baker Theatre Mainstage
   Pacific Northwest Ballet dancers Chalnessa Eames and Benjamin Griffiths perform "The Nutcracker" with the Mt. Baker Ballet and students from the Nancy Whyte School of Ballet, December 13, 2007, at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 Commercial Street in Bellingham. Nancy Whyte is choreographer and artistic director of the performance which also highlights magical set and light design by compant technical director Russ Nelson, and fanciful costuming. The Mt. Baker Ballet's sweetly witty and whimsical rendition of this classic has captivated northwest audiences for 22 years.

     Chalnessa Eames, who will performed as the "Sugar Plum Fairy", in 2007 received her early training in Bellingham under Nancy Whyte. She was a dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet 1996-2001 at which time she joined Pacific Northwest Ballet. Benjamin Griffiths, who performs as the "Cavalier", is from Boise, Idaho originally, and was a member of the Boston Ballet before joining Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2005.


    Dancers of the Mt. Baker Ballet will be joined by students from the Nancy Whyte  School of Ballet and members of the community for this annual holiday season favorite in Whatcom County. This full  production of the Mount Baker Ballet Nutcracker is given on one night only, Saturday, December 13th, 2007. Be sure to reserve your tickets early. Tickets can be charged by calling 360-734-6080 or puchased online with your credit card at ONLINE TICKETS.

    Members of the Mt. Baker Ballet will be performing.

  Approximately 50 students have been selected from the Nancy Whyte School of Ballet to perform in the Nutcracker Ballet as angels, storybook characters and as children attending a Christmas party.The roles of Clara, The Nutcracker Prince and The Rat King have been cast with young children, just as in the original Russian production over one hundred years ago.


TICKETS:
    Tickets for the Saturday, December 15th Mount Baker Ballet "Nutcracker" . Nutcracker tickets are  available through the Mt. Baker Theatre office next to the Mt. Baker Theatre. Tickets for the Mount Baker Ballet December 15th Nutcracker can also be charged by calling 360-734-6080, or you may purchase your TICKETS ONLINE.
     Curtain time is 7pm on Saturday, December 13th, 2007.
      For further information on The Nutcracker and the Mount Baker Ballet, please call 360-734-9141.

    
The Mt. Baker Ballet was first commissioned as a resident company at the Mt. Baker Theatre in 1975. For over a decade the company was affiliated with the prestigious organization Regional Dances America. The company has brought guest artists from world class companies to perform in their productions in Bellingham, WA and showcased new works by choreographers from all over the United States. Dancers from the Mt. Baker Ballet have performed as members of the Royal Winnepeg Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, the Eliot Feld Ballet, the Oregon Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet Mississippi, Strong Wind, Wild Horses and have been accepted into the training programs of Walnut Hill School of the Arts, the Harid Conservatory, the Royal Winnepeg School, Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Joffrey Ballet, University of Hartford Conservatory, the Alvin Ailey School, the dance program of the University of Utah, University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts and many other programs.

    
Nancy Whyte has taught dance in Bellingham since 1969. She performed with various dance companies in New York City and on the West Coast. She was the recipient of the Bellingham Mayor's Arts Award in 1984. In 1991 Nancy Whyte was invited to the Soviet Union as a panelist for a world choreography symposium. She is co-author of the book "Memoirs of a Child of Theatre Street" and is listed in the Marquis publications Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in the United States, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who of American Women and in the Cambridge Directory of International Biography. Nancy Whyte has taught at Western Washington University and has served as guest faculty for Dance Theatre Northwest in Tacoma, WA.
Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll adorn the Mt. Baker Ballet Nutcracker poster in 2007
Chalnessa Eames
Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Chalnessa Eames in Kent Stowell's "Swan Lake" - photo credit Angela Sterling
  Chalnessa Eames, soloiste with Pacific Northwest Ballet, appears as guest artist
with Bellingham's Mount Baker Ballet
"The Nutcracker" on Saturday,
December 15, 2007.
The above photo is of PNB soloiste Chalnessa Eames
in Kent Stowell's
Swan Lake
--- photo credit ANGELA STERLING
Benjamin Griffiths of Pacific Northwest Ballet
Benjamin Griffiths
  Benjamin Griffiths, of Pacific Northwest Ballet, appears as guest artist
with Bellingham's Mount Baker Ballet "The Nutcracker" on Saturday,
December 15, 2007
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The Mt. Baker Ballet
Nancy Whyte, Artistic Director
1412 Cornwall Avenue,
(PO Box 2393)
Bellingham, Washington USA  98227
360-734-9141
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Last Update: 10-23-07