MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Dancers from the Wilmington Ballet Company, US International Ballet and A Chance to Dance will present The Great Wilmington Nutcracker at
the Wilson Center on December 18 and 19.
14 december 2021
Wilmington Ballet Company celebrates 20th anniversary
FBY FRITTS CAUSBY | PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK STEELMAN OR those who think there is simply no substitute for seeing a live performance in person,
the excitement surrounding the return of The Great Wilmington Nutcracker may be even
stronger than a visit from jolly old St. Nick. The event, which was only offered virtually
last year due to COVID-19, is set to take place Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. and Dec. 19 at 3 p.m.
at the Wilson Center.
“Wilmington Ballet Company is so excited for the return of live audiences for The Great Wilmington
Nutcracker this year,” says Aunika Browne, executive director. “We truly missed sharing performances
with our community directly and are thrilled to be able to share this magical holiday tradition once
The performance will feature professionals and local youth, along with 16 dancers and volunteers
from A Chance to Dance, which provides education and training to special-needs dancers. Wilmington
Ballet Company is providing funds for the Charlotte-based nonprofit to assist with accommodations
and travel expenses.
To mark the 20th anniversary celebration, the performance will include an array of new special
effects, set against a backdrop of pageantry and staging that includes more than 500 costumes
and a digital streaming background.
December 18th & 19th
The Great Wilmington
Presented by US International Ballet