Dallas Ballet Company’s annual NUTCRACKER is the highlight of our year! This holiday season is our 36th annual performance of The Nutcracker. Complete with elaborate sets and scenery, the journey begins with the dream of a young girl, Clara, and her Nutcracker Prince. Through the battle scene of scurrying young mice and soldiers, the victorious Nutcracker Prince takes Clara through the Snow Kingdom and Land of Sweets where they are greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and tasty treats from around the world. Come and enjoy this Christmas tradition with a cast of more than two hundred students from Dallas Ballet Company and the Dallas Ballet Center. Don’t wait to buy tickets, as this event has traditionally sold out before the curtain opens at the Granville Arts Center – 5th & Austin in downtown Garland.
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2022 Guest Artists
Former Principal, Miami City Ballet
Jeanette Delgado was born in Miami, Florida to Cuban parents. Former principal ballerina with the Miami City Ballet, she is currently a freelance artist based in NYC. Ms. Delgado received the Princess Grace Award in 2003. Throughout her career, Jeanette has performed leading roles in works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Paul Taylor, among others. Her classical repertoire include works such as "Giselle" and "Don Quixote." Jeanette has been fortunate to originate roles in new works created by Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky, Liam Scarlett, and Twyla Tharp. She has performed all over the United States as well as in Paris, France and Moscow, Russia. Most recently, Ms. Delgado plays a Shark in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story (2021) and has performed in film work directed by Damien Chazelle and Justin Peck. Jeanette has also worked as Rehearsal Director for American Ballet Theatre Studio Company under the direction of Sasha Radetsky.
Former Principal, San Francisco Ballet
Guest Principal Dancer, Benjamin Freemantle, is originally from Vancouver, Canada. Benjamin’s dance training includes his hometown studio of Caulfield School of Dance, San Francisco Ballet School and the San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program. He joined the San Francisco Ballet as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2015, immediately dancing Principal roles in original works and full length ballet's like Lensky in Onegin. In 2018, Benjamin became a Soloist with the company and was named “25 To Watch” by Dance Magazine. In 2019, he was named Principal Dancer by Helgi Tomasson, after performing work by George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, Jerome Robbins, Trey Mcintyre, Dwight Rhoden, John Neumier, William Forsythe and many more. In 2022, he stepped away from San Francisco Ballet and now pursues an independent artistic career based in New York City. As professional dancer, actor, singer, choreographer, writer and creative, Benjamin challenges and re-imagines boundaries and possibilities both on the stage and on the screen.