Dancers Christian Clark and Rachel Van Buskirk in Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker. PHOTO BY CHARLIE MCCULLERS

Dancers Christian Clark and Rachel Van Buskirk in Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker. PHOTO BY CHARLIE MCCULLERS

ARTS COUNCIL OF BIG SKY

The second annual Big Sky performance of Montana Ballet Company’s “The Nutcracker” is coming to the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. The performance features guest artists, local dancers, and a live chamber orchestra.

MBC’s production of “The Nutcracker,” set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, is one of the largest artistic collaborations in the region. It features the work of accomplished dancers; local- and national-level choreographers; guest artists; live musicians; seasoned stage technicians; lighting and costume designers; and a host of dedicated volunteers.

For this special performance at WMPAC, a live chamber orchestra will perform the music. And under the direction of Big Sky dance instructor Jennifer Waters, local dancers will take part in the production performing as mice and angels.

New MBC guest artists Rachel Van Buskirk and Christian Clark, principal dancers with the Atlanta Ballet, will be appearing in the Big Sky performance. Both artists have notable careers and have danced professionally throughout the U.S. and abroad. They will share the stage with local and MBC’s company dancers. Also featured in the cast is Soren Kisiel, co-director of Bozeman’s Broad Comedy, who will once again dance the role of Drosselmeyer.

Visit warrenmillerpac.org to purchase tickets and call (406) 995-2742 or visit bigskyarts.org for more information.