Slideshow | Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal

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Principle dancers Jonathyn Carey (Snow King), Misha Culver (Snow Queen), M‡ire New (Sugar Plum Fairy), and Michael Gill (Cavalier).
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Clara and Fritz dance around the startled maid (Ricci Adan).
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Gabrielle Duvernay, Luis Torreblanca, and Anouk Otsea.
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Brielle Duran, Hannah Watts, Madeline Germain, Mary Dwyer, Finley Sullivan, and Emma Jessen are baby mice on a mission.
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Dew Drop Fairies.
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Juneau Dance Unlimited artistic director, and Nutcracker choreographer, Philip Krauter works with dancers.
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Marjorie Hamburger and Barb Gessen find a corner to sew the day away on Nutcracker costumes.
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Clara and the Nutcracker Prince in the studio.
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Waiting during the party dance.
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Dress rehearsal
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Snow Queen Misha Culver and Snow King Jonathyn Carey.
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Dew Drop Fairies Anouk Otsea and Gabrielle Duvernay, and Flower Cavalier Luis Torreblanca catch their breath, tie their shoes and prepare for entrance in the Waltz of the Flowers during Nutcracker dress rehearsal.
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Michael Gill, the Cavalier.
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Waltz of the Flowers.
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Snow Queen Misha Culver, Snow King Jonathyn Carey, Cavalier Michael Gill and Sugar Plum Fairy Maire New.
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The Cavalier
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Clara
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Clara.
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Michael Gill, the Cavalier.
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Russian Carraig New.
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Chinese
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Soldiers at ease.
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Party girls.
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Snow Queen Misha Culver held by Snow King Jonathyn Carey and Sugar Plum Fairy Maire New held by Cavalier Michael Gill.
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Flowers waltz.
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M‡ire New as the Sugar Plum Fairy surrounded by Land of Sweets dancers.
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Merlitons
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Polichinelles.
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Polichinelles.
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Chinese
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Crazy Shoes.
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Practicing the party scene.
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Presents!
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The slipper fix.
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Michael Gill and M‡ire New.
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Shoes ready.
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Polichinelles.
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Spanish
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Practicing the party scene.
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Soldier in the mirror.
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A hard day of dance.
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Arabian on Pointe.
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Snow Queen Misha Culver and Snow King Jonathyn Carey.

Description

Juneau Dance Unlimited participants rehearse for this year's Nutcracker Ballet. The Nutcracker will be performed Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the JDHS auditorium.

For more information, visit juneaudance.org.

Photos by Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire

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