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NJBALLET New Jersey’s Premiere Dance Company

Carolyn Clark, Founder/Director Paul H. McRae, Assistant Director

Allison Larena, President & CEO

present

New Jersey Ballet’s

Based on “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E. T. A. Hoffman Music by Peter I. Tchaikovsky with the

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra GARY S. FAGIN Conductor MICHAEL ANANIA Scenic Design

PAUL MILLER Lighting Design

BRIAN COAKLEY Production Stage Manager A. CHRISTINA GIANNINI, NANCY REED PAUL HILLIARD McRAE, PATTI LEVINSON, PRIMA DONNA Costumes JOSEPH CAROW Choreography Act I, Scenes 1 & 2

GEORGE TOMAL Choreography Act I, Scene 3 & Act II

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has designated New Jersey Ballet a Major Arts Institution in recognition of “artistic excellence, substantial programming, and broad public service.” New Jersey Ballet’s extensive performance schedule is made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by generous corporate, foundation and individual contributors.

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Company History For sixty years, NJB has thrilled audiences from Bergen to Cape May with top quality professional ballet, giving hundreds of thousands of adults and children their first introduction to ballet and inspiring in many a lifelong love of the arts. New Jersey Ballet has also taken the best of New Jersey arts to audiences in other parts of the country and set records on international tours to Bermuda, India, Italy, Russia and Taiwan. The founding of New Jersey Ballet created a profound change in the state’s cultural landscape. During its 22 week season, NJB’s critically acclaimed dancers perform a variety of works from classical, contemporary, and jazz ballet, as well as new works from some of the most exciting choreographers working today. This repertory includes works by Agnes deMille, Antony Tudor, Petipa, Johan Renvall, Pedro Ruiz, and many more. The company also has one of the largest collections of ballets for children in the country. The highlight of the season for thousands of families is NJB’s Nutcracker, the longest running original professional production in the state. This year, the company will give 22 performances in four venues statewide, fourteen of them with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Mayo PAC in Morristown. The production debuted in 1971 with Edward Villella, then an international star with New York City Ballet, as the Cavalier. Today, after more than 900 performances and over a million viewers, it has become a cherished holiday tradition with three generations throughout the state and beyond. In 2008, the production made history as the first full length classical ballet ever performed in India, where it sold out three performances at that country’s Performing Arts Center in Mumbai. New Jersey Ballet is designated a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in recognition of its “artistic excellence, substantial programming and broad public service.” The company is a three-time winner of the title New Jersey’s Favorite Dance Company in the People’s Choice competition. Barbara Gilford, dance writer for The New York Times New Jersey Weekly for more than ten years, wrote this about the impact and value New Jersey Ballet has for New Jersey.

“New Jersey Ballet Company is the ONLY dance organization in the New York metropolitan area that takes high quality programming and performances to urban, rural and suburban communities throughout New Jersey (and at a cost that is “affordable” in comparison with the major organizations in New York City who are at home at Lincoln Center). Residents of our state have access to a three hundred year-old dance tradition, frequently on their doorsteps. New Jersey Ballet is an assemblage of professional dancers who embody the highest standards of technique and artistry and they are OURS!!!”


New Jersey Ballet New Jersey’s Favorite Dance Company

CAROLYN CLARK, Founder/Director PAUL HILLIARD McRAE, Assistant Director LUBA GULYAEVA, Ballet Mistress CAROLYN TENER BROWN, Repertory Coach KOTOE KOJIMA-NOA, Repertory Coach ROSEMARY SABOVICK-BLEICH, Repertory Coach DAVID TAMAKI, Repertory Coach EDWARD VILLELLA, Artistic Advisor

The Company JUSTIN ESTELLE, LEONID FLEGMATOV, ALBINA GHAZARYAN ESNEL RAMOS HERNANDEZ, SE HYUN JIN, ILSE KAPTEYN EMMANUEL MARTIROSYAN, NAREK MARTIROSYAN RISA MOCHIZUKI, GABRIELLA NOA, EUNICE SUBA MARI SUGAWA, ANDRE LUIS TEIXEIRA CATHERINE WHITING, YUUKI YAMAMOTO RACHEL CARINA, KAITLYN DAL BON, JACKSON FERREIRA SOFIA GONZALEZ GARCIA, NAHOKO NAKAMOTO AND

DARA SACRIPANTI, ROSEMARY SABOVICK-BLEICH CHRISTINA THERYOUNG, HUMBERTO TEIXEIRA AND

QUINCY SOUTHERLAND

New Jersey Ballet Board of Directors Scott T. Tross, Esq., Chairman Lynn H. McMahon, Vice President Gale Raffield, Vice President

James R. Gillen, President Liza M.Walsh, Esq.,Vice President Susan A. Manardo, Esq. Secretary

Sally Levin Jennifer Bakshi Donald A. Robinson, Esq. Nicole Blomfield Mark A. Scherer Jason Dailey Nicole Stefanelli, Esq. Ellen Dec Lisa D. Taylor, Esq.

Honorary Board of Directors The Hon. Thomas H. Kean Ruthi Zinn Byrne David J. Farris Leonard M. Fisher, Esq. Michael K. Furey, Esq. Lawrence P. Goldman Nina Mitchell Wells, Esq. New Jersey Ballet Company, 15-17 Microlab Road, Suite 102, Livingston NJ 07039 Phone (973)597-9600 Fax (973)597-9442 Web www.njballet.org


New Jersey Ballet New Jersey’s Premiere Dance Company

THE STORY OF NUTCRACKER ACT ONE The curtain rises on a Christmas Eve party at the home of the Mayor, his wife, and their children, Clara and Fritz. Everyone is engaged in games and dancing when old Herr Drosselmeyer arrives with his handsome nephew. At first the children are afraid of the old man, but their fear disappears when they discover what the old man has brought: a life-size porcelain doll and a soldier doll! Drosselmeyer distributes toy swords and trumpets to the boys and dolls to all the girls….all except Clara. The old gentleman presents her with a colorful Nutcracker. Jealous Fritz grabs for the Nutcracker and breaks it. Drosselmeyer’s nephew helps Clara tuck the broken Nutcracker into her doll’s bed. The guests leave and the family retires for the night. As the empty living room grows dark, Clara returns for one last look at her Nutcracker. She falls asleep on the sofa and a magic spell creeps over the room. Giant mice appear from behind the walls. Child-sized toy soldiers pursue the mice. The Christmas tree grows very tall. The room changes and everything disappears except the now-giant Nutcracker who leads the toy soldiers in a battle against the mice. Suddenly, Clara gets up and helps the Nutcracker defeat the Mouse King. The Nutcracker turns into a handsome prince, and he and Clara glide away in a strange flying Swan Boat. As they pass through a strange, enchanted forest, the King and Queen of Snowflakes and their swirling subjects dance a splendid waltz. ACT TWO Clara and her Prince journey to the Kingdom of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy and her court await. The Sugar Plum shows the young couple to a pair of thrones and the whole kingdom comes to entertain them. There are dancers from faraway lands, Mother Ginger and her Clown Children, and a garden of Waltzing Flowers. Finally, the Sugar Plum dances a pas de deux with her Cavalier. The entire court joins in a final waltz, and the curtain falls as Clara climbs into the Swan Boat and sails home.

Spring 2019 at

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ALL AMERICAN PROGRAM feathering RODEO March 9 @ 8:00PM

PETER and the WOLF BEAUTY and the BEAST March 31 @ 3:00PM


Cast (in order of appearance - alternating casts) Act 1 Scene 1 Fritz.................................................................................................... Diego Arpino, Jonathan Najera Clara............................................................ Julie Fawcett, Ashley Narsu, Victoria Ruiz, Ava Sutter Father............................................................Jackson Ferreira, Narek Martirosyan, Paul H. McRae Mother....................................................... Albina Ghazaryan, Ilse Kapteyn, Christina Theryoung Drosselmeyer..........................................................................................................Humberto Teixeira Drosselmeyer’s Nephew.......................................................Justin Estelle, Emmanuel Martirosyan Yuuki Yamamoto Porcelain Doll................................................................................ Kaitlyn Dal Bon, Risa Mochizuki Nahoko Nakamoto, Gabriella Noa, Catherine Whiting Soldier Doll.......................................................Emmanuel Martirosyan, Esnel Ramos Hernandez Yuuki Yamamoto Grandmother............................................................... Dara Sacripanti, Rosemary Sabovick-Bleich Guests....................................................Justin Estelle, Jackson Ferreira, Esnel Ramos Hernandez Emmanuel Martirosyan, Narek Martirosyan Andre Luis Teixeira, Yuuki Yamamoto Rachel Carina, Sofia Gonzalez Garcia, Albina Ghazaryan, Se Hyun Jin Ilse Kapteyn, Mari Sugawa, Christina Theryoung Kristina Arriaga, Armani Davidson Ava Prentice, Nicolette Rubel, Gillian Warner Quincy Southerland Little Girls................................................................................................... See Alternating Cast Page Little Boys................................................................................................... See Alternating Cast Page

Act 1 Scene 2 - The Magic Spell Solo Mice................................................................................................ Clare Capuzzi, Lisa Faulkner Nicolette Rubel, Timothy Silverman, Zachary Zukowsky Solo Soldiers.............................................. Julie Fawcett, Ashley Narsu, Victoria Ruiz, Ava Sutter Nutcracker Prince.................................................................Justin Estelle, Emmanuel Martirosyan Yuuki Yamamoto Mouse King...................................................................... Jackson Ferreira, Emmanuel Martirosyan Narek Martirosyan Mice.............................................................................................................. See Alternating Cast Page Soldiers......................................................................................................... See Alternating Cast Page Bugle Boy.....................................................Diego Arpino, Joseph McDonald, Julian Ternstroem

Act 1 Scene 3 - In The Forest Snow Queen..............................................................Albina Ghazaryan, Se Hyun Jin, Ilse Kapteyn Eunice Suba, Mari Sugawa Snow King..................................................................... Jackson Ferreira, Esnel Ramos Hernandez, Emmanuel Martirosyan, Narek Martirosyan, Andre Luis Teixeira Solo Snowflakes................................................................................Rachel Carina, Kaitlyn Dal Bon Risa Mochizuki, Nahoko Nakamoto, Gabriella Noa Eunice Suba, Catherine Whiting Snowflakes................................................................................................... See Alternating Cast Page


Snowflakes ............................................................. See Alternating Cast Page

 I N T E R M I S S I O N  Act ActIIII- Kingdom - KingdomOf of Sweets Sweets Guardian Angel..................................................................... Rachel Carina, Sofia Gonzalez Garcia Guardian Angel .......... Violeta Angelova, Rachel Carina, Albina Ghazaryan Se Hyun Jin, Ilse Kapteyn, Eunice Suba Ilse Kapteyn, Eunice Suba, Christina Theryoung Angels.......................................................................................................... See Alternating Cast Page Angels ................................................................... See Alternating Cast Page Cast Page Courtiers. ..................................................................................................... See Alternating Spanish Dance/Chocolate. . ....................................................Risa Mochizuki, Nahoko Courtiers ............................................................... See Alternating Cast Page Nakamoto Gabriella Noa, Mari Sugawa, Catherine Whiting Spanish Dance/Chocolate ..................... Risa Mochizuki, Nahoko Nakamoto Esnel Ramos Hernandez Gabriella Noa, Mari Sugawa, Catherine Whiting Andre Luis Teixeira, Yuuki Yamamoto Albert Davydov, Andrew Arabian Dance/Coffee............................................................Jackson Ferreira,Notarile Narek Martirosyan Ruben Rascon, Andre Luis Teixeira, Yuuki Yamamoto Andre Luis Teixeira Carina, Albina Ghazaryan, Ilse Kapteyn Arabian Dance/Coffee ............... LeonidRachel Flegmatov, Emmanuel Martirosyan and Kristina Andre Arriaga, Sofia Gonzalez Garcia Narek Martirosyan, Luis Teixeira Prentice, Nicolette Rubel, Gillian Warner Violeta Angelova,Ava Rachel Carina, Albina Ghazaryan Chinese Dance/Tea..............................................................Justin Estelle, Emmanuel Ilse Kapteyn, Christina TheryoungMartirosyan Yuuki Yamamoto and Kristina Arriaga, Heidi Marie, Nicolette Rubel, Erin Snyder and Julie Fawcett, Ashley Narsu, Victoria Ruiz, Ava Sutter Chinese Dance/Tea ................................................... EmmanuelCarina, Martirosyan Mirlitons/Dance of the Reed Flutes............................................Rachel Kaitlyn Dal Bon Andrew Notarile, Ruben Rascon, Yuuki Yamamoto Sofia Gonzalez Garcia, Albina Ghazaryan, Se Hyun Jin, Ilse Kapteyn Kaitlyn Dal Bon,Risa Nahoko Nakamoto, Catherine Whiting Mochizuki, Nahoko Nakamoto, Gabriella Noa Eunice Suba, Nina Yoshida Eunice Suba, Mari Sugawa, Catherine Whiting and Ramos Julie Fawcett, Michele LoughlinMartirosyan Russian Dance/Trepak....................................Esnel Hernandez, Emmanuel Yuuki Yamamoto Mother Ginger...................................................................................................... Mirlitons/Dance of the Reed Flutes ............ Rachel Carina, Kaitlyn Quincy Dal BonSoutherland Colleen Fetherston, Albina Ghazaryan, Ilse Kapteyn, Risa Mochizuk,Rose Hinoul Solo Clowns............................................................. Diego Isabella Fernandes, Nahoko Nakamot, Gabriella Noa, Arpino, Eunice Suba, Mari Sugawa Ava Lieber Katherine Porcello, Lily Silver, Reese Tancke, Stephanie Zimany Christina Theryoung, Catherine Whiting Clowns......................................................................................................... See Alternating Cast Page Russian Dance/Trepak ................................ Albert Davydov, Ruben Rascon Mother Ginger ................ Armani Davidson, Nicolette Rubel, Raynor Rubel Emmanuel Yuuki Solo Clowns ............................... Diego Arpino,Martirosyan, Brooke Carilli, Cerys EvansYamamoto Isabella Fernandes, Ava Lieber Lily Silver, Stephanie Zimany, Erica Wang

Waltz of The Flowers

Dew Drop.................................................................................Risa Mochizuki, Nahoko Nakamoto GabriellaSeeNoa, MariCast Sugawa, Catherine Whiting Clowns .......................................................................... Alternating Page Solo Flowers........................................ Rachel Carina, Sofia Gonzalez Garcia, Albina Ghazaryan Se Hyun Jin, Ilse Kapteyn, Eunice Suba, Mari Sugawa Waltz of The Flowers Flowers.......................................................... Kristina Arriaga, Catherine Dougherty, Julie Fawcett Dew Drop ..................... Risa Mochizuki, Nahoko Nakamoto, Gabriella NoaPantagis, Ava Prentice Grace He, Paige Henderson, Victoria Mari Sugawa, Christina, Theryoung, Catherine Whiting Samantha Regimbal, Nicolette Rubel, Gillian Warner Solo Flowers .............. Violeta Angelova, Rachel Carina, Albina Ghazaryan Giselle Wong and Marina Colleen Fetherston Ilse Kapteyn, Eunice Suba, Mari Sugawa, Christina Chiafullo, Theryoung Ashley Victoria Ruiz, Ava Sutter Flowers .................................. Rose Kaitlyn Hinoul, Dal Bon, Eunice Suba,Narsu, Nina Yoshida and Kristina Arriaga, Julie Fawcett, Michele Loughlin Heidi Marie, Ava Prentice, Niolette Rubel, Erin Snyder, Ariana West and Jennifer Catalfamo, Grace He, Giselle Wong

Grand Pas de Deux

Grand Pas de Deux Ghazaryan, Se Hyun Jin, Ilse Kapteyn Sugar Plum................................................................Albina Risa Mochizuki, Gabriella Noa, Mari Sugawa, Catherine Whiting Sugar Plum ...................... Risa Mochizuki, Albina Ghazaryan, Ilse Kapteyn Mari Sugawa, Gabriella Noa, Catherine Whiting Cavalier...................................................................... Esnel Ramos Hernandez, Narek Martirosyan Cavalier ................. Albert Davydov, Leonid Flegmatov, NarekLuis Martirosyan Andre Teixeira, Yuuki Yamamoto Andre Luis Teixeira, Yuuki Yamamoto Finale............................................................................................................................ Entire Company Finale .................................................................................. Entire Company 

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Nutcracker Alternating Casts Nutcracker Alternating Casts Little Girls

Catherine Dougherty, Julie Fawcett, Paige Henderson, Gabriella Saggese Little Girls and Carissa Bolante, Colleen Fetherston, Ashley Narsu ,Lauren Ng, Victoria Ruiz, Ava Sutter Catherine Dougherty, JulieBrooke Fawcett, Michele Loughlin, Gabriella Saggese, Ariana West, Serena Zhao and Isabella Becchi, Carilli, Alexandra DiCostanzo, Madison McDonald and Jennifer Catalfamo, Paige Henderson, Victoria Pantagis, SamanthaAshley Regimbal and Carissa Bolante Abby Miller, Emily Schablik, Abigail Sweeney, Alexa Symmons, Wang Colleen Fetherston, Ashley Narsu ,Lauren Ng, Victoria Ruiz, AvaHarel, Sutter, Camille Wong and Stephanie-Rose Caragiulo, Kathryn Chen, Aleksandra Danis, Dana Julia Heiman and Isabella Becchi, Brooke Carilli, Alexandra DiCostanzo, Madison Fayona Prupis, Fiona Quirk and Sofia Elliott, Skylar Smith McDonald, Abby Miller Grace Samori, Emily Schablik, Abigail Sweeney, Ashley Wang and Stephanie-Rose Caragiulo Little Boys Mia Cirafesi, Samantha Howden, Fiona Quirk, Ella Schestag, Chiara Soltani Diego Arpino, Lucas Bucher, Aleksandr Fegan, Liam Heiman, Andrew Hill, Joseph McDonald Little Boys Jonathan Najera, Timothy Silverman, Julian Ternstroem, Zachary Zukowsky Diego Arpino, Evan Matsibekker, Jonathan Najera Mice Maxwell Silverman, Timothy Silverman, Julian Ternstroem, Zachary Zukowsky Clare Capuzzi, Brooke Carilli, Norah Chinn, Adia Decker, Daphne Faulkner, Lisa Faulkner Mice Colleen Fetherston, Libby Herz, Andrew Hill, Sophie Levin, Jonathan Najera Kendra Boyd, Clare Capuzzi, Victoria Choe, Katharine Dabaie, Armani Davidson, Lisa Faulkner Nicolette Rubel, Timothy Silverman, Gillian Warner, Zachary Zukowsky Julia Heiman, Libby Herz, Erica Hvizdos, Jennifer Kim, Jonathan Najera, Victoria Nicely Soldiers Nicolette Rubel, Maxwell Silverman, Madeline Sit, Michaela Skelley Sophie Apple, Tanseem Arampulikan, Diego Arpino, NataliaSoldiers Arpino, Izabela Baseman, Mia Bellomo, Tamsin Boyd Janel Brahmbhatt, Gwyneth Callanan, Alyssa Canica, Chen Chen, Norah Chinn Diego Arpino,Brown, IzabelaAvril Baseman, Tamsin Boyd, JadynCarolyn Brown,Chen, Avril Callanan, Brooke Carilli Cosette Cornfield, Beatrice Crucs, Amelia Curran, Anya daSilva, Adia Decker, Madison Mia Dias Giuliana Cascarano, Christina Chakhtoura, Carolyn Chen, Kathryn Chen,Decker, Norah Chinn Isabella Diaz, Natalie Dinunzio, Megan Donovan, Dyer, Evans, Faulkner, Fertig Mia Cirafesi, Beatrice Crucs, Anya Ruby daSilva, AdiaCerys Decker, Mia Daphne Dias, Isabella Diaz,Hannah Ruby Dyer Leni Fries,Sofia Catherine Caitlin Givand, Eliana Goodman, Isabella Gutman, Lily Harris, Andrew Hill Elliott,Gerbino, Lillian Engmann, Annanda Espina, Cerys Evans, Daphne Faulkner, Isabella Fernandes Isabel Horn, Yaxi Huang, Sophia Insua, EllaFertig, Jordre,Eliana Delaney Kendall,Annabelle Jia Kim, Lauren Kollar, Kaavya Krishnan Jahnavi Fernandes, Hannah Goodman, Himstreet, Zoriana Horodysky Skylar Kuiken, Ava Lane, Claire Lee,Yaxi Jing Huang, Yi Li, Yaelle Lieb, Francesca Loffredo, MazaKollar Emilia Howard, Sadie Howell, Sophia Insua, Naomi Kahl, EsterEstrella Kirk, Lauren Kiran McMillan-Tulsiani, Nina Mody, Gianna Piloto, Chrystal Rakela, Rever Sophie Levin,Sophia YaelleMinassian, Lieb, Ava Lieber, Sophie Liu, Francesca Loffredo, Kiran Samantha McMillan-Tulsiani Ekaterina Roberts, Sydney Secher,Mia LilyPeretz, Silver, Gianna Riya Sinha, Smith, KatieMelissa Tan, Reese Tancke Emma Miller,Rogus, SophiaLilah Minassian, Piloto,Payton Charlotte Prunty, Rachofsky Gabriella Tedesco, Olivia Tedesco, Julian Ternstroem, LiaRubin, Vaiserman, Lauren Venturella, Caroline Wolitzer Alexandra Robas, Sydney Rogus, Noalee Gabriela Sierra-Ceballos, Payton Smith Scarlet Wurster, Yecko,Lia Selina Zhang,Sophia Zara Zhao, Stephanie Zimany Skylar Smith, Julian Elodie Ternstroem, Vaiserman, Valentino, Ava Van Wie, Melanie Wang Sarah Williams, Caroline Wolitzer,Snowflakes Isabel Yang, Elodie Yecko, Zara Zhao, Zachary Zukowsky Kristina Arriaga, Armani Davidson, Catherine Dougherty, Julie Fawcett, Grace He, Paige Henderson, Victoria Pantagis Snowflakes Ava Prentice, Samantha Nicolette Gabriella Saggese, Gillian Julie Warner, Giselle WongLoughlin and Kristina Arriaga,Regimbal, Sarah Blake, ArmaniRubel, Davidson, Catherine Dougherty, Fawcett, Michele Carissa Bolante, Marina Chiafullo, Fetherston, Rose Hinoul, Ashley Victoria Ruiz Heidi Marie, Ava Prentice,Colleen Nicolette Rubel, Gabriella Saggese, Erin Narsu, Snyder,Lauren ArianaNg, West, Serena Zhao Ava Sutter,and Camille WongCatalfamo, and Isabella Becchi, Clare Capuzzi, Brooke Carilli, Alexandra DiCostanzo, Hailey LinckHe Jennifer Wynona Chotiner, Bridget Clark, Julia Dabrowska, Kimberly DeDonato, Grace Madison McDonald, Abby Miller, Michaela Ryan, Emily Pantagis, Schablik, Samantha Abigail Sweeney, Alexa Symmons, Paige Henderson, Kasia Kapustka, Victoria Regimbal, Gillian Warner,Ashley GiselleWang Wong Angels Angels Isabella Becchi, Lauren Boyle,Bolante, Clare Capuzzi, Carilli, Alexandra Foss, Hailey Linck Carissa ColleenBrooke Fetherston, Camryn Graf,DiCostanzo, Rose Hinoul,Ariel Aniela Mielke Madison McDonald, Abby Miller, Michaela Ryan, Emily Schablik, Ryan, AbigailAva Sweeney, Alexa Symmons Ashley Narsu, Lauren Ng, Victoria Ruiz, Michaela Sutter, Camille Wong Ashley Wang and Stephanie-Rose Caragiulo, Kathryn Chen, Aleksandra Dana Harel , JuliaGreydak Heiman Isabella Becchi, Clare Capuzzi, Brooke Carilli, AlexandraDanis, DiCostanzo, Veronica Hailey Linck, Madison Abby Miller,Fayona Grace Samori, Libby Herz, Samantha Howden,McDonald, Vanessa Nussbaum, Prupis, Emily AlexisSchablik, Pugliese,Abigail Fiona Sweeney Quirk Symmons, Ashley Ehlers, Wang and Cirafesi, Aleksandra Danis, Dana Harel EllaAlexa Schestag and Kamora SofiaMia Elliott, LisaKatharine Faulkner,Dabaie, Caitlin Givand, Sophie Levin Julia Heiman, Libby Skylar Herz, Samantha Howden, Matsibekker, Fayona Prupis, Fiona Quirk, Ella Schestag Sophia Shkolnikova, Smith, Erica Wang Viane and Eliana Goodman, Emilia Howard, Ava Lieber Chiara Soltani, Stravoiu and Kathryn Chen, SofiaKatherine Elliott, Alexis Pugliese, SkylarRever Smith Melissa Rachofsky, Noalee Isabella Rubin and Tamsin Boyd, Isabel Flicker, Porcello, Samantha Sophia Valentino, Melanie Wang andStavraka, Dora Gladstein, Erica Hvizdos, Kaitlyn Parker, Alana Spitzers Sydney Zara Zhao Courtiers Courtiers Sarah Blake, Armani Davidson, CatherineGrace Dougherty, JulieHenderson, Fawcett, Michele Loughlin Kristina Arriaga,Kristina ArmaniArriaga, Davidson, Catherine Dougherty, Julie Fawcett, He, Paige Victoria Pantagis Heidi Marie, Ava Prentice, Nicolette Rubel, Gabriella Saggese, ErinGillian Snyder, Ariana Giselle West, Serena Zhao and Ava Prentice, Samantha Regimbal, Nicolette Rubel, Gabriella Saggese, Warner, Wong and Catalfamo,Colleen WynonaFetherston, Chotiner, Bridget Clark, Julia Dabrowska, Kimberly DeDonato, Grace Carissa Bolante,Jennifer Marina Chiafullo, Rose Hinoul, Ashley Narsu, Lauren Ng, Victoria Ruiz, Ava He Sutter Paige Kasia Kapustka, Victoria Pantagis, Samantha Regimbal, GillianDiCostanzo, Warner, Giselle Wong and Camille Wong andHenderson, Isabella Becchi, Lauren Boyle, Clare Capuzzi, Brooke Carilli, Alexandra Hailey Linck Rhianna Bhatia, Carissa Bolante, Marina Chiafullo, Colleen Fetherston, Camryn Graf, Rose Hinoul, Aniela Mielke Madison McDonald, Abby Miller, Michaela Ryan, Emily Schablik, Abigail Sweeney, Alexa Symmons, Ashley Wang Ashley Narsu, Lauren Ng, Victoria Michaela Libby Ryan,Herz, Ava Sutter, Camille Wongand Isabella Becchi, Clare Capuzzi and Kathryn Chen, Dana Harel, Ruiz, Julia Heiman, Samantha Howden, Vanessa Nussbaum Alexandra DiCostanzo, Veronica Greydak, Madison Abby Miller, Grace Samori, Emily Schablik, Ashley Wang Fiona Quirk,McDonald, Ella Schestag Clowns Clowns SchuylerSophie Abramson, Apple, Tanseem Arampulikan, Natalia Arpino, Sydney Becker, Mia Bellomo Schuyler Abramson, Apple,Sophie Sydney Apple, Stephanie Arias, Natalia Arpino, Sydney Becker, Gianna Bellomo Anna Brinkhoff, Gwyneth AvrilAvril Callanan, Natalia Cardozo, Giuliana Cascarano, Gabriella Chakhtoura Mia Bellomo, Gwyneth Buckley, Eva Brown, Bucovsky, Callanan, Natalia Cardozo, Elisabeth Carruthers, Carolyn Chen Carolyn Chen, Chen Chen, Mia Cirafesi, Sophia Deren, Emily Deutsch, Lillian Engmann, Josephine Ethier Elaini Chiafullo, Audrey Curran, Sophia Deren, Emily Deutsch, Allison DiBrienza, Sophie Dion, Josephine Ethier Matilda Gelber, Annabelle Himstreet, Alena Howson, Erin Jacobs, Anna Jagen, Sonia Jagen, Ella Jordre Abrisham Fayazbakhsh, Jahnavi Fernandes, Romy Fuller, Sofia Grum, Lana Guelich, Elizabeth Gulberg, Charlotte Hao Sophia Kahn, Jia Kim, Kuiken, Yi Li,Ella Xiang Shining Li, Michelle Sophie McDavit,Jing Emma Ella Harvin, Annie Horutz, AlenaSkylar Howson, ErinJing Jacobs, Jordre, Skylar Kuiken, Luo, Alyona Kushnirskiy, Yi LiMiller GraceShining Miller, Nina Mody, Serena Mody,McDavit, Ria Mukherji, VikaMody, Nelson, Nemetz, Chloe Novoa Mia Li, Xiang Li, Michelle Luo, Sophie Serena RiaGrace Mukherji, Vika Nelson, Chloe, Riley NovoaOmlor Melissa Rachofsky, Rajakaruna, Roberts, Madelyn Lilah Secher, Evelyn Selan Riley Omlor, Wendi Ouyang,Mayuri Angelena Pagano, Ekaterina Mayuri Rajakaruna, MadelynRobeson, Robeson, Isabella Santamaria Gabriela Sierra-Ceballos, Anjali Sivaraju, Preethi Sivaraju, Payton Smith, Sara Stevenson, Ava Van Wie EvelynJessica Selan, Shen, Jessica Shen, Rebecca Shen, Esme Silver, Anjali Sivaraju, Payton Smith, Sara Stevenson, Joya Sun Lauren Venturella, Hana Wald , Story Walker, Katherine Wang, Sophia Wang, Hannah Warjanka, Sierra Warjanka Gabriella Tedesco, Isabel Underwood, Story Walker, Caroline Ward, Hannah Warjanka, Sierra Warjanka Grace Webber, Sarah Williams, Scarlet Wurster, Zara Zhao, Hannah Zoller, Anna Zyskin Grace Webber, Lara Wisniewski, Scarlet Wurster, Sophie Zhou, Anna Zyskin


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Kristina Arriaga, Armani Davidson, Catherine Dougherty, Julie Fawcett, Grace He, Paige Henderson, Victoria Pantagis Ava Prentice, Samantha Regimbal, Nicolette Rubel, Gabriella Saggese, Gillian Warner, Giselle Wong and Carissa Bolante Marina Chiafullo, Colleen Fetherston, Rose Hinoul, Ashley Narsu, Lauren Ng, Victoria Ruiz, Ava Sutter, Camille Wong

Understudies

Understudy Claras

Isabella Becchi, Brooke Carilli, Madison McDonald, Abby Miller, Emily Schablik, Ashley Wang

Understudy Little Boy Filip Fegan

Understudy Little Girls

Ariel Foss, Sophie Levin, Sophia Shkolnikova, Erica Wang

Understudy Snowflake Ariel Foss

Understudy Angels

Stephanie Arias, Izabela Baseman, Beatrice Crucs, Adia Decker, Megan Donovan, Isabella Fernandes Hannah Fertig, Sophia Howson, Sophia Insua, Kiran McMillan-Tulsiani, Rachel Tam, Olivia Tedesco

Understudy Courtiers

Stephanie-Rose Caragiulo, Aleksandra Danis, Ariel Foss, Fayona Prupis, Alexis Pugliese

Understudy Clowns

Enya Ienciu, Madeline O’Connor, Emma Pino, Vera Strigun, Jacqueline Valdivia, Gabriella Volpicelli

Understudy Flowers

Carissa Bolante, Armani Davidson, Lauren Ng, Camille Wong and Isabella Becchi, Clare Capuzzi, Brooke Carilli, Alexandra DiCostanzo, Ariel Foss, Hailey Linck Madison McDonald, Abby Miller, Michaela Ryan, Emily Schablik, Abigail Sweeney, Alexa Symmons, Ashley Wang

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COMPANY DANCERS JUSTIN ESTELLE began his training at National Ballet School in Canada. He attended summer intensives at American Ballet Theatre and the School of American Ballet in New York. Mr. Estelle was a trainee at Richmond Ballet before joining First State Ballet Theatre where he danced for eight years, performing many soloist and principal roles. He comes to NJB after dancing with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet for its final two Washington seasons. LEONID FLEGMATOV graduated from Moscow State Academy of Choreography in 2001 and joined the Russian Academy of Theatrical Arts GITIS as a soloist. His repertoire includes principal roles in such ballets as Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet and Futile Precaution. Leonid was awarded a prize in the First International Chabukiani-Balanchine Ballet Competition in 2001. He has toured in Europe, Asia and the United States and has danced with Miami City Ballet, Columbia Classical Ballet, International Ballet Theatre and Grand Rapids Ballet Company. A member of NJ Ballet in 20072008, he rejoined the company in 2011. ALBINA GHAZARYAN trained at the Armenian National Ballet School and joined the Armenian National Ballet as a soloist in 2004. In 2011, she joined the Israel Ballet company as a principal dancer. Albina is a laureate of the Grigorovich International Ballet competition in 2010. She has extensive classical ballet repertoire including Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Nutcracker, Carmen, and Spartacus, to name a few. She joined NJB in 2015. ESNEL RAMOS HERNANDEZ trained at National Ballet School of Havana and joined the National Ballet Company of Havana under the direction of Alicia Alonso. He danced solo and principal roles in Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote, and Carmen. Mr. Hernandez was a principal dancer with Jalisco Ballet in Mexico where his repertoire included Romeo & Juliet, La Fille Mal Gardee and Nutcracker. This is his first season with NJB. SE HYUN JIN began her training at Daejeon Art High School, South Korea. She continued her training at the Kirov Academy of Ballet, in Washington, DC. Se Hyun danced solo and principal roles with Milwaukee Ballet, Charleston City Ballet and Columbia Classical Ballet. Her repertoire includes such ballets as Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet and Don Quixote. This is her first season with NJB.

ILSE KAPTEYN began her training at the East Street Ballet, Massachusetts. She continued training with Irina Vakhromeeva while a student at Deerfield Academy. Ilse attended summer programs at the School of American Ballet, the Chautauqua Institution, and American Ballet Theatre NY. Ilse traveled to Moscow in the summer of 2011 and was accepted at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Ilse joined NJB in 2012. EMMANUEL MARTIROSYAN graduated from the Armenian National School of Ballet and attended the Joffrey School of Ballet in NYC on full scholarship. In 2014 he placed second in the Ballet Competition in Russia. An apprentice at the National Ballet Theater in Armenia, he appeared as a soloist in several productions in Yerevan, Armenia and as an actor in numerous television series on Armenian Television. Emmanuel was a top 10 finalist at the 2018 World Ballet Competition. NAREK MARTIROSYAN trained at the Armenian National Ballet School. Upon graduation, he joined the Armenian National Ballet Theatre as a principal dancer. Mr. Martirosyan was awarded the Moves Khorenatsi Medal by the President of Armenia for his significant contributions to the development of culture and his outstanding staging of the ballet Spartacus. In 2011 he became a principal with the Israel Ballet. Repertoire includes Don Quixote, Carmen, Giselle, Romeo & Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, and Nutcracker as a principal dancer. He joined NJB in 2015. RISA MOCHIZUKI was born in Tokyo and trained at the Royal Ballet of Flanders, and Kishibi and Kawasaki Ballet Schools in Japan. Winning medals in several international competitions, she danced solo and principal roles with the Teatrul Balet Sibiu, Romania, the Constanta National Opera Ballet and the Timisoara National Opera Ballet. Principal roles include Don Quixote, Paquita, Nutcracker, Chopiniana and La Vivandiere. She joined NJB in 2014. GABRIELLA NOA began her training locally and entered New Jersey School of Ballet at the age of 8. At 11, she performed the coveted role of Clara in New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker at Paper Mill—one of the youngest ever to dance the role. Ms. Noa was a scholarship student at the Pennsylvania Ballet, and returned to New Jersey and NJB in 1999. Her repertory includes Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, and roles in Allegro Brilliante, Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, Tango, For Ella, Saturday Night and the Cowgirl in deMille’s Rodeo.


EUNICE SUBA enrolled at New Jersey School of Ballet at the age of 11 and at 13 joined the intensive program. A Junior Company member for 3 years, she was chosen to dance the coveted role of Clara in NJ Ballet’s Nutcracker. Ms. Suba received scholarships to summer intensive programs at Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York and French Academie. She won a Gold Medal at the 2018 Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition NYC. MARI SUGAWA was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Japan where she received her training. She joined the Matsuyama Ballet Company in 1994 and performed as a soloist in such classics as Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Coppelia, Cinderella, and Giselle. She also performed Ballet Ballet Ballet, a contemporary work by Matsuyama Company choreographer Tetsutaro Shimizu. Ms. Sugawa has performed with Ballet Austin, New York Theatre Ballet and Eglevsky Ballet. Her Juliet, Princess Aurora and Black Swan have met with high critical praise. ANDRÉ LUIS TEIXEIRA began studying ballet in his native Brazil at the age of 8. Six years later, he joined Sesiminas Companhia, where he rose through the ranks from corp de ballet to principal dancer. His repertoire includes leading roles in such classical ballets as Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, Swan Lake and Nutcracker. Andre has won numerous gold and silver medals in international competitions. He joined NJB in 2013. CATHERINE WHITING trained at the NJ School of Ballet and also attended programs at School of American Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She was part of the NJ School of Ballet ensemble that took first place twice in the Youth Dance Festival of New Jersey. She also won first place in pas de deux in that competition. Her repertory includes Fairy Doll, Le Corsaire and Don Quixote. She joined NJB in 2011. YUUKI YAMAMOTO trained at the Hakucho Ballet Academy in his native Japan. He was a finalist in the Japan Grand Prix and won a scholarship to the Alvin Ailey School in New York. He has appeared in Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, Flames of Paris, Sleeping Beauty, Gopak, Nutcracker and many others. Yuuki joined NJB in 2010. RACHEL CARINA is a New Jersey native, born and raised in Morris County. She began her ballet studies under Michael Shannon and Sara Knight. She studied at New Jersey School of Ballet for three years, two of them as a member of the Junior Company. She won a full scholarship to The Harid Conservatory in Boca

Raton and upon graduation was accepted into Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Graduate Program. Rachel has performed professionally with the Gainesville Ballet, Victoria Ballet and various Argentine Tango performances. KAITLYN DAL BON trained at New Jersey School of Ballet in the Intensive Program. A member of the Junior Company for 3 years, she performed the demanding role of Clara in NJ Ballet’s Nutcracker. Ms. Dal Bon earned a Silver Medal at the Youth American Grand Prix and First Place at the National Society of Arts & Letters state competition and went on to become a national finalist. During the summer she studied on scholarship at the Bolshoi Academy, Russia and American Ballet Theatre, New York. She is currently studying at Columbia University. JACKSON FERREIRA began training in his native Brazil under Adriana Asaf. He continued his training with the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of the Joffrey Ballet. In 2015 he joined the Joffrey Ballet Studio Company. In 2018 Mr. Ferreira was named Capezio Brazil Dancer and has spent the year representing Capezio throughout Brazil. This is his first season with NJB. NAHOKO NAKAMOTO was born in Japan where she trained at the Yuasa Ballet Academy. She has also trained in Vancouver, Canada and at Alvin Ailey School. Her repertory includes roles in Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote. ____

HUMBERTO TEIXEIRA was born in Brazil where he began studying martial arts at the age of 7. He rapidly excelled at karate, kung fu, taekwondo, jiu jitsu and capoeira. As a teenager, to improve his martial arts technique, he began a serious study of ballet. Humberto has performed solo and principal roles with Dance Company Sesi Minas, Brazilian Dance Company, El Paso Dance Company, Columbia Classical Ballet in South Carolina, and Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Germany. In addition, he is an awardwinning choreographer whose ballet, Tamoia, was premiered by NJB in May 2011.


ARTISTIC STAFF FOUNDER/DIRECTOR CAROLYN CLARK A native of New Jersey, Ms. Clark is Founder/Director of New Jersey Ballet Company and Director of New Jersey School of Ballet. Ms. Clark performed classical and contemporary ballet with American Ballet Theatre and toured with that company throughout North America, Scandinavia, Europe and Africa, in addition to tours in the US and Canada. Additional ballet company credits include the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Radio City Ballet, and as principal dancer with New Jersey Ballet and New Jersey State Opera. Ms. Clark’s professional credits also include Broadway musicals, and television shows, most notably The Bell Telephone Hour where she was assistant to the choreographer. She is a founding member of ArtPride New Jersey, served two years on the President’s Council on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Center, and five years on the Advisory Board of Channel 13. Ms. Clark was honored in 1976 by Governor Brendan Byrne for her “unique contribution to the arts of the State of New Jersey.” She has also been honored with a New Jersey Pride Award, and by the National Society of Arts and Letters and DanceNJ. Ms. Clark attended Rutgers University. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR PAUL H. MCRAE trained at the San Francisco School of Ballet, New Jersey School of Ballet and the School of American Ballet. He became an apprentice with New Jersey Ballet at age 16. In 1974 joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, while there he attended Point Park College. In Pittsburgh he studied and worked with Nicholas Petrov, Frederic Franklin, Leonid Massine and John Gilpin. He rejoined New Jersey Ballet in 1978 performing a wide range of solo and principal roles in the Company’s extensive repertory. Named Assistant to the Director of New Jersey Ballet in 1990 and he became Assistant Director in September 2001. Mr. McRae is on the ballet faculty at New Jersey School of Ballet and for the past twenty years has been on the residence ballet faculty at Kean University. He is a co-founder and former President of Dance/New Jersey, a board member of Art Pride New Jersey and New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and he also serves as Co-Chair of the Arts Advisory Committee at Arts High School in Newark, New Jersey. ARTISTIC ADVISOR EDWARD VILLELLA A Kennedy Center honoree, Mr. Villella is certainly America’s most celebrated male dancer. He did much to popularize the role of the male in dance through

his supreme artistry and athleticism. Among his accomplishments are Emmy Award winner, star of New York City Ballet, guest artist with the Bolshoi, performer at President Kennedy’s Inaugural, and first American to guest with the Royal Danish Ballet. In 1968, the Bell Telephone Hour’s salute to Villella became an Emmy Awardwinning special. His Harlequin – A Patchwork of Love, the first ballet ever commissioned by an American TV network, resulted in Emmy Awards for the show and for Villella as choreographer, producer and star! He is a former member of the President’s Council on the Arts and a past recipient of the prestigious Capezio Award. He was recently selected one of “America’s Irreplaceable Dance Treasures” by The Dance Heritage Coalition. Mr. Villella founded Miami City Ballet, built it into a leading regional company and led it on triumphant engagements in New York and Paris. He has been Artistic Advisor to New Jersey Ballet since 1972. LUBA GULYAEVA (Ballet Mistress) A graduate of the Vaganova Ballet Academy in Leningrad, Ms. Gulyaeva joined the Kirov Ballet in 1972, dancing featured roles in Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, La Bayadere and Don Quixote. In the 1980s, she was invited by Mikhail Baryshnikov to join the staff of American Ballet Theatre where she taught company class and coached the dancers. She also taught all levels at the ABT School. Additional teaching credits include the Australian Ballet in Melbourne, the School of American Ballet in New York, and seminars at numerous universities in the U.S. CAROLYN TENER BROWN (Coach) began her ballet training at age 7 at New Jersey School of Ballet and was NJB’s original Clara in the company’s first production of Nutcracker. Ms. Brown was a soloist with American Ballet Theatre for 7 years and later danced in a variety of Broadway shows including Hair, Carousel, Brigadoon, Fame-The Musical, La Cage Aux Folles and Phantom of the Opera, where she danced the role of Meg (the best friend) for 8 years. She has worked with some of the greatest choreographers of the 20th century including Agnes deMille, Twyla Tharp and Anthony Tudor. She has also appeared on television in All My Children, The Sopranos and several PBS programs. She teaches at New Jersey School of Ballet and coaches the Company and the Junior Company. ROSEMARY SABOVICK-BLEICH (Coach) danced with New Jersey Ballet for 20 years. A versatile ballerina, she was recognized for her strong classical performances as the Sugar Plum Fairy in Nutcracker, her bravura virtuosity


in George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes Pas de Deux, and her feistiness as the Cowgirl in Agnes deMille’s Rodeo. Ms. Sabovick-Bleich toured internationally with Pavlova Celebration Ballet, Kozlov and Friends, and International Stars of Ballet. Her teaching experience includes ballet and pointe classes for all levels as well as jazz and tap for young dancers.

Willy Wonka, Sweet Charity and Romeo & Juliet. This is her first season with NJB.

GARY S. FAGIN (Musical Conductor) is Music Director of New York City’s Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra and the Bucks County Symphony in Pennsylvania. Active as a composer, his Charlotte: Life? Or Theater? Was premiered to critical acclaim at the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia; his DAVID TAMAKI (Director of Advancement) John Adams in Amsterdam: A Song for Abigail, began his formal training at New Jersey School received its world premiere performance at The of Ballet at the age of 7 and became a member Concertgebouw in Amsterdam before Queen of the NJB Junior Company in 1998. A year Beatrix of The Netherlands. Mr. Fagin received later he joined the company and during his ................ Armani degree Davidson,from Nicolette Raynor of Rubel his undergraduate theRubel, University career danced principal roles, which included Mother the Ginger Solo Clowns ............................... Diegothe Arpino, Carilli, Cerys Evans Pennsylvania; he was firstBrooke person to receive Champion Roper in Rodeo, the Prince and Trepak Isabella Fernandes, Ava Lieber a Doctorate Degree in Conducting from Yale in Nutcracker, Romeo in Romeo & Juliet and Le Lily Silver, Stephanie Zimany, Erica Wang University. He is Founder and Director of The Corsaire pas de deux to name a few. Mr. Tamaki New York Conducting Institute. is a ballet instructor for New Jersey School ofClowns .......................................................................... See Alternating Cast Page Ballet and Director of Advancement for New PAUL MILLER (Lighting Design) Jersey Ballet Company. He holds a Bachelor of Broadway: Vanities, Legally Blonde, Freshly Squeezed, Waltz of The Flowers Arts from Saint Mary’s College of California Laughing Room Only. Associate/Assistant: Macbeth, where he graduated summa cum laude and holds Dew Drop Company, ..................... Risa Mochizuki, Nahoko Nakamoto, Gabriella Noa Sweeney Todd, Little Women, Hairspray, Mari Sugawa, Christina, Theryoung, Catherine Whiting a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management The Producers, Live X3, The Music Man, The Price, from Columbia University. Mr. Tamaki also leads Solo Flowers .............. Violeta Angelova, Rachel Carina, Albina Ghazaryan Saturday Night Fever, The Civil War, On The Town, Ilse Kapteyn, Eunice Suba, Mari Sugawa, Christina Theryoung NJ Ballet’s Dancing for Parkinson’s program, The Sound of Music, Titanic. International: Cinderella Kaitlyn Dal Bon, Eunice Suba, Nina Yoshida which provides free weekly movement classesFlowers to .................................. (Asia), West Story (La Scala), Phantom of the andSide Kristina Arriaga, Julie Fawcett, Michele Loughlin individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Opera (Lisbon). Off-Broadway: Waiting for Ariana Godot,West Heidi Marie, Ava Prentice, Niolette Rubel, Erin Snyder,

and JenniferBalancing Catalfamo,Act. Grace He, Giselle Wong Jackie Mason, Addicted, Regional: KOTOE KOJIMA-NOA (Marketing, Rehearsal Pasadena Playhouse, Theatre of the Stars, Coach) was born in Japan and studied with New Grand Pas de Deux Baystreet, Lookingglass, Chicago Shakespeare, York City Ballet principals Valentina Kozlova Sugar Plum ...................... Risa Mochizuki, Albina Ghazaryan, Ilse Kapteyn Goodspeed. TV: (Live from and Leonid Kozlov. Ms. Kojima-Noa joined NJB MariCamelot Sugawa, Gabriella Noa, Lincoln Catherine Whiting Center),Albert A&E, as well as special events: Broadway during the 2001-2002 season and has danced Cavalier ................. Davydov, Leonid Flegmatov, Narek Martirosyan Bares XVIII, BroadwayAndre Under Stars, Yuuki New Yamamoto Year’s many soloist and principal roles in Nutcracker, Don Luisthe Teixeira, Eve from Times Square. Quixote, Cinderella, Giselle, and Sleeping Beauty. She Finale .................................................................................. Entire Company  is a Rehearsal Coach for the company and is on the ballet faculty at New Jersey School of Ballet.  This season she joins the staff as Marketing and Social Media Director.

BRIAN COAKLEY (Production Stage Manager) served as Assistant Technical Director at Kean University’s Wilkins theatre for 7 years, assisted for 3 years at Raritan Valley Community College and with New Jersey Ballet productions at both venues. He was responsible for all aspects of production for NJB’s premieres of Giselle, Esmeralda and Tom Sawyer. He also designed lighting for Minneapolis Ballet’s productions of Midsummer Night’s Dream and Rodeo. Mr. Coakley holds a B.A. in Communications from Kean University. He joined New Jersey Ballet in 2001. MELANY SCHWARZ (Wardrobe Mistress) trained as a costume designer at James Madison University and received a BA degree in Theatre and Dance. She spent several years doing design, construction and wardrobe work in film, theatre and regional dance. Ms. Schwarz has worked on


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NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Xian Zhang, Music Director, The Jaqua Foundation Chair FIRST VIOLIN Eric Wyrick, Concertmaster, The Donald L. Mulford Chair Brennan Sweet, Associate Concertmaster David Southorn, Assistant Concertmaster Adriana Rosin, Assistant Concertmaster Naomi Youngstein James Tsao Xin Zhao Darryl Kubian

CELLO Jonathan Spitz, Principal, The MCJ Amelior Foundation Chair, in honor of Barbara Bell Coleman Na-Young Baek, Acting Assistant Principal Sarah Seiver Ted Ackerman Frances Rowell Hyewon Kim Philo Lee

BASSOON Robert Wagner, Principal, The Charlotte and Morris Tanenbaum Chair Mark Timmerman

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JANUARY 1/4 Manhattan Comedy Night 1/6 Sing Along Grease 1/11 The Capitol Steps 1/13 Pinkalicious 1/19 American Girl Live 1/24 Josh Gates Live! An Evening of Legends, Mysteries and Tales of Adventure 1/25 Tusk & Eaglemania 1/26 The Magic of Adam Trent FEBRUARY 2/1 ASERE! A Fiesta Cubana feat. musicians and dancers of the Havana Cuba All-Stars 2/2 Legends in Concert: A Tribute to Neil Diamond, Cher, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers 2/3 Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix 2/7 Ask the Matchmaker: Patti Stanger Live! 2/8-9 Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella 2/13 Love Letters - Starring Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker 2/15 Disney's DCappella 2/17 Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra 2/21 The Reduced Shakespeare Company presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]” 2/23 Jackie Evancho: An Evening with the New American Songbook 2/28 Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles MARCH 3/1 Steve Martin and Martin Short: "Now You See Them, Soon You Won't" featuring Chatham County Line and Jeff Babko 3/2 Currents by Mayumana 3/3 Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could (Relaxed Performance) 3/7 Scharoun Ensemble Berlin 3/8 Steel Magnolias 3/10 National Dance Company of Ireland: Rhythm of the Dance 3/12 Jethro Tull: The 50th Anniversary Tour by Ian Anderson 3/14 Kodo 3/15 Johnny Mathis 3/16 Songs of Ireland - A Celtic Celebration 3/17 NEEDTOBREATHE: Acoustic Live Tour 3/21 Cat & Nat: #MOMTRUTHS Live! 3/29 Manhattan Comedy Night 3/30 Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

APRIL 4/3 Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two-Woman Show 4/4 Russian National Ballet Theatre: Giselle 4/6 Chris Botti 4/7 Peg+Cat 4/9 REO Speedwagon 4/10 The World of Musicals 4/15 Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories (Relaxed Performance) 4/18 Michael Feinstein with very special guest Storm Large 4/19 The Romeros 4/20 The Hit Men - Legendary Rock Supergroup 4/25 Pilobolus 4/26-27 The Sound of Music MAY 5/3 5/4 5/5 5/6 5/8 5/9 5/11 5/16 5/17 5/18

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players: The Mikado NJ Ballet: Ballet with a Latin Beat NJ Ballet: Sleeping Beauty Charlotte’s Web Foreigner: The Hits on Tour The Gong Show Off Broadway Bernadette Peters Black Violin Battle of the Big Bands: The Glenn Miller Orchestra vs. The Cab Calloway Orchestra The Illusionists™: Live from Broadway™

JUNE 6/7 6/13 6/14

Manhattan Comedy Night Steve Solomon’s My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy Happy Together Tour 2019

*All events subject to change. **Additional events will be added throughout the season.


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2018/2019 Nutcracker Program Book  

2018/2019 Nutcracker Program Book