Welcome to our “Sunday Spotlight” series, where we recognize many of the incredible artists who have been awarded by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA.
‘Tis the season for “A Christmas Carol”, holiday Lifetime movies, caroling, and, of course, The Nutcracker. In this edition of the Sunday Spotlight, we’re delighted to showcase Princess Grace Award winners in holiday classics.
Watch on Screen
Patrick Page (Theater 1988) stars alongside Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell in this updated take on Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” streaming now on Apple TV+. Also featuring Byron Tittle (Dance 2019), Kameron Saunders (Choreography 2022), and Martha Nichols (Choreography 2021) who also served as an assistant choreographer.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
For another new spin on a holiday classic watch The Hip Hop Nutcracker, featuring Tiler Peck (Dance 2004) and Mikhail Baryshnikov alongside tWitch. Available now on Disney+.
The Christmas Edition
Fans of Lifetime’s collection of holiday movies shouldn’t miss out on Carly Hughes (Theater 2003) as Jackie, an up-and-coming journalist who moves to Alaska to save a small-town newspaper… and find love, of course! Available on Lifetime and Amazon Prime.
As you’re doing your favorite holiday traditions – tree-trimming, holiday baking, looking at Christmas lights – listen to Leslie Odom Jr’s (Theater 2002) take on holiday classics. He has not one, but two holiday albums to get you in the holiday spirit: “The Christmas Album” and “Simply Christmas.” Featuring special guests Cynthia Erivo and Nicolette Robinson (Theater 2009).
Watch on Stage
Find a live performance near you:
November 25–December 31, 2022
Featuring Chyrstyn Mariah Fentroy (Dance 2016), Jeffrey Cirio (Dance 2009), John Lam (Dance 2005), and Tyson Ali Clark (Dance 2016). bostonballet.org
NEW YORK CITY BALLET
November 23 - December 31, 2022
Featuring Jared Angle (Dance 2001), Roman Mejia (Dance 2019), Miriam Miller (Dance 2017), Mira Nadon (Dance 2022), and Tiler Peck (Dance 2004). nycballet.org
December 9 – 28, 2022
Featuring Sydney Dolan (Dance 2018). philadelphiaballet.org
December 22-24, 2022
Ballet Tucson is under the artistic direction of Margret Mullin (Dance 2011). ballettucson.org
ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET
December 9 – 11, 2022
Featuring special performances by Gian Carlo Perez (Dance 2017) and Chyrstyn Mariah Fentroy (Dance 2016). aspensantafeballet.com
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
December 9 – 18, 2022
Featuring performances by Isabella Boylston (Dance 2009), Skylar Brandt (Dance 2013), Joseph Gorak (Dance 2011), Blaine Hoven (Dance 2008), Catherine Hurlin (Dance 2018), Gillian Murphy (Dance 1998), Christine Shevchenko (Dance 2003), and Cassandra Trenary (Dance 2015). abt.org
PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET
November 27 – December 25, 2022
Featuring performances by Lucien Postlewaite (Dance 2008) and Ashton Edwards (Dance 2021). pnb.org
December 10 – 11, 2022
Under the artistic direction of Franco Nieto (Dance 2012), Open Space presents an unconventional Winter dance show, The NOT-Cracker. The NOT-Cracker follows Ted, an unfortunate friend who thinks they can't dance—until they are swept up by a cast of wilding characters. www.openspace.dance
THE WASHINGTON BALLET
November 25 – December 30, 2022
Featuring a performance by Gian Carlo Perez (Dance 2017). washingtonballet.org
November 25 – December 27, 2022
Featuring performances by Harper Watters (Dance 2015) and Beckanne Sisk (Dance 2012). houstonballet.org
Cover image featuring The Washington Ballet Nutcracker