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Coast to coast: Whitney Walsh celebrates the holiday with family and ‘Nutcracker’

Coast to coast: Whitney Walsh celebrates the holiday with family and ‘Nutcracker’

VERO BEACH, FL — Dec. 26, 2017 — Our California girl Whitney Walsh celebrated the holidays on one sunny coast and is heading back to work on another. Whitney is traveling to Florida where she will perform with her co-workers in the Ballet Vero Beach production of Nutcracker on the Indian River — with her family in tow to cheer her on. What roles will you perform in Ballet Vero Beach’s The Nutcracker? In Ballet Vero Beach’s Nutcracker on the Indian River, I will be […]



Rebecca Brenner awaits fun and family in Florida in Adam Schnell’s ‘Nutcracker’

Rebecca Brenner awaits fun and family in Florida in Adam Schnell’s ‘Nutcracker’

VERO BEACH, FL — Dec. 26, 2017 — After spending the Christmas holiday in Nebraska, Rebecca Brenner heads eastward to meet up with her Ohio family in sunny Florida. It’s Boxing Day somewhere — and Rebecca and her fellow Ballet Nebraska dancers are doing their part by packing up their things and heading to beautiful Vero Beach as they prepare to perform in Adam Schnell’s world premiere of Nutcracker on the Indian River. What roles are you performing in Ballet Vero Beach’s The Nutcracker? I […]



Kelsey Schwenker bookends her holiday with two different ‘Nutcrackers’

Kelsey Schwenker bookends her holiday with two different ‘Nutcrackers’

OMAHA — Dec. 25, 2017 — In 2010, a young, talented and energetic redhead named Kelsey Schwenker joined Ballet Nebraska as one of the very first apprentices in the company’s inaugural season. Since that time, Kelsey has danced in nearly every scene in numerous roles to almost all of the music in Ballet Nebraska’s annual productions of The Nutcracker. That is not even including all of the years she danced as a student in Colorado — making this her 17th year of dancing in this […]



Anna Swenson trades white snow for white sand in new ‘Nutcracker’

Anna Swenson trades white snow for white sand in new ‘Nutcracker’

OMAHA — Dec. 24, 2017 — Who do we have to thank for the gorgeous blanket of snow this Christmas Eve? Sure, you can thank the convenient confluence of high and low temperatures, atmospheric water vapor, and ice crystallization — but we’ll just credit our beautiful Snow Queen, Anna Swenson, for the millions and millions of perfect snowflakes that fell last night — probably in perfect synchronization. Anna and her Ballet Nebraska co-workers will soon trade white snowfall for white sand as they head to […]



Rachel Smith is ready for a Midwest Christmas and Florida family reunion

Rachel Smith is ready for a Midwest Christmas and Florida family reunion

OMAHA – Dec. 23, 2017 — New England transplant, Rachel Smith, is spending Christmas in the Midwest this year. The second-year apprentice has already begun making her mark on Ballet Nebraska with a lithe and fluid style that is a joy to watch. Rachel is journeying eastward again soon  — albeit a bit farther south than usual — for her debut in the Ballet Vero Beach production of Nutcracker on the Indian River Dec. 29-30 where she will meet up with family for a post-Christmas […]