North Ballet’s new-look “Nutcracker” coming Saturday to Zabee Theatre

Lydia Egge, 15, of Otsego, is one of the Spanish dancers. (Photo by Paul Olson)


North Ballet of Rogers will present its third annual “Nutcracker” on Saturday at 1 and 4:30 p.m. at ERHS Zabee Theater.

This one will have a whole new look under a new director,  Bolshoi Ballet-trained Breanna Dvorak.

“We’ll have lots of new things,” she said. “New backdrops, almost all new costumes, new choreography. New director!”

Thirteen children are mischievous mice in “Nutcracker.” (Photo by Paul Olson)


Added Katie Kocinski, the school’s owner: “It will snow during the snowflake scene! We haven’t done that before.”

Plus, Land of Lakes Choir Boys will join the performance for the first time, singing during the snow scene.

McKenna Paine, 11, of Rogers will play Clara. Guest professionals Arolyn Williams and Christopher Sellars, of Ballet West, will play Sugar Plum Fairy and Nutcracker Prince, respectively.

“Nutcracker” Snowflake leads are Ellington Nichols, 12, of Oak Grove, and Natalie Belz, 13, of Elk River. (Photo by Paul Olson.