Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker

Thursday, December 6, 2012

For the past 53 years the Atlanta Ballet performs the Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in downtown Atlanta. Thursday was the final dress rehearsal before the opening of the show on Friday, which also marked the company’s first show of the 2012-13 season. This year 75 dancers played their parts well and if the dress rehearsal signifies anything, this year The Nutcracker will delight the young and the young at heart.

The orchestra warms up before a run through of The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Kelly Prather (left) and Alessa Rogers perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Alessa Rogers (right) and Thom Panto perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Alessa Rogers (center) and Thom Panto perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Alessa Rogers (left) performs a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Miguel Angel Montoya (center) performs a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Alessa Rogers (left) and Miguel Angel Montoya perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Pryor Krugman performs a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Alessa Rogers (center) performs a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Jared Tan performs a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Peng-Yu Chen performs a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Jared Tan (left), Peng-Yu Chen and Alessa Rogers perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Alessa Rogers (left) Jared Tan and Peng-Yu Chen perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Jared Tan flies through the air as he performs a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Jared Tan (left), Alessa Rogers and Peng-Yu Chen perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

John Welker (left), Miguel Angel Montoya, Tristian Bogost, Alessa Rogers and Pablo Sanchez perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Tristian Bogost (left) and Pryor Krugman perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Alessa Rogers (top) and Tristian Bogost perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Miguel Angel Montoya (left) and Alessa Rogers perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Dancers from the Atlanta Ballet perform a scene from The Nutcracker on stage at the Fox Theatre on December 6, 2012.

 

Dancers from the Atlanta Ballet perform a scene from The Nutcracker on stage at the Fox Theatre on December 6, 2012.

 

Pryor Krugman (left) and Alessa Rogers perform a scene form The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Alessa Rogers performs a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Alessa Rogers (right) and Alexandre Barros perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Alessa Rogers (right) and a large part of the cast perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Dancers from the Atlanta Ballet perform a scene from The Nutcracker on stage at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Alexandre Barros (right) performs a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Alessa Rogers (center) and John Welker perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Claire Stallman, Jonah Hooper, Alessa Rogers and John Welker perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Claire Stallman (right) and Jonah Hooper perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Claire Stallman and Jonah Hoope perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Jonah Hooper performs a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Claire Stallman (left) and Jonah Hooper perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Dancers from the Atlanta Ballet perform a scene from The Nutcracker on stage at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Claire Stallman (center) is lifted into the air by Jonah Hooper as they perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Dancers from the Atlanta Ballet perform a scene from The Nutcracker on stage at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Dancers from the Atlanta Ballet perform a scene from The Nutcracker on stage at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Rachel Van Buskirk (left) and Alessa Rogers perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Aless Rogers (left) and Rachel Van Buskirk perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Alessa Rogers (left) and Rachel Van Buskirk perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Alessa Rogers (left) and Rachel Van Buskirk perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Rachel Van Buskirk performs a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Christian Clark (center) performs a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Christian Clark (center) performs a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Jesse Tyler (left) and Nadia Mara perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Jesse Tyler (left) and Nadia Mara perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Nadia Mara (left) and Jesse Tyler perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Jesse Tyler (left) and Nadia Mara perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Jesse Tyler (left) and Nadia Mara perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Jesse Tyler (left) and Nadia Mara perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Jesse Tyler (left) and Nadia Mara perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Jesse Tyler (left) and Nadia Mara perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Dancers perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Dancers perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Dancers perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

A scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

 Lauren Hibbard and Caroline Jones perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

 Lauren Hibbard and Caroline Jones perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Dancers perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Dancers perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Dancers perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Dancers perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Tara Lee (top) and Jonah Hooper perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Tara Lee (top) and Jonah Hooper perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Tara Lee (left) and Jonah Hooper perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Tara Lee (top) and Jonah Hooper perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Tara Lee (top) and Jonah Hooper perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Tara Lee (left) and Jonah Hooper perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Tara Lee (top) and Jonah Hooper perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Tara Lee (top) and Jonah Hooper perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Heath Gill (right) leaps over Benjamin Stone as they perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Brandon Nguyen (left), Benjamin Stone and Heath Gill perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Benjamin Stone performs a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Heath Gill (center), Benjamin Stone (left) and Brandon Nguyen perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Rachel Van Buskirk (right) and Christian Clark perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Rachel Van Buskirk (right) and Christian Clark perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Rachel Van Buskirk (right) and Christian Clark perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

 

Rachel Van Buskirk (right) and Christian Clark perform a scene from The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, December 6, 2012.