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BalletForte to present 23rd annual ‘The Nutcracker’ in Stafford

December 3, 2018 GMT

Pre-professional ballet company BalletForte presents its annual full-length, traditional “The Nutcracker” ballet at the Stafford Centre Dec. 7-9, featuring a cast of more than 100 dancers from the local area.

Tickets start at $12 and ample and free parking is available at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road in Stafford.

Performances of “The Nutcracker” will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.

Directed by Michael Banigan and Dianne Jarrell, BalletForte provides a training ground and professional quality performance opportunities for serious dancers from the Houston area. BalletForte Company members audition for and are accepted to attend summer programs offered by professional ballet companies nationwide.

In addition to the public performances, the company offers two performances for students from Title 1 schools in the area during the school day on Friday, Dec. 7.

BalletForte is a nonprofit organization and all donations to the organization are tax-deductible. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.balletforte.org or call 281-799-7554.