Dancing Into The WHBPAC Nutcracker


Kaylee Dalian, Staff Writer

WHB students have just finished their weekend performance of The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker has been a staple Christmas ballet in society since 1982 and was based on a book. The ballet tells the tale of Clara as she is transported to fantasy lands with The Nutcracker. While in these lands, she is greeted by characters who dance for her, creating the wonderful dance numbers we know and love. 

The Nutcracker was performed four times on the weekend of December 10th at the WHBPAC. This production has been put on for the last 12 years by The Peconic Ballet Theatre. This year was the second time being performed since COVID and featured 70 cast members. 

When asked how she thinks the performance went, WHB student Rosalie Judd (Snow, Snow

Princess, and Rosebud) stated, “I feel pretty confident.”  Judd added, “We spent four months rehearsing.”

WHB student, Sydney Scheurer, states, “I think I did great” and when asked her favorite dance she replied, “Flowers, I was the dew drop fairy.”

In a review written by Hamptons.com, it was stated, “The Snow Queens were played by Ava Mongelluzzo and Priscilla Calise, whose professionalism and skill were indistinguishable from Broadway”.

  The Nutcracker at WHBPAC is mesmerizing and a great tradition for Christmas time.