The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” written by E.T.A. Hoffman
The Alamo City Dance Company’s original full length production of The Nutcracker in 1991 started with 50 dancers performing all of the parts.
Through the years the Company has had the opportunity to perform with professional artists including Cornel Crabtree and Jenna Lavin of New York City Ballet, Carolina Capdevila of Compania Nacional de Mexico and Stephanie Murrish & Daniil Giafullin of the Bolshoi Ballet and most recently Jennifer Goodman, Luke Joiner, Maia Wilkins, Michael Levine, Season De Angelis and Mauro Villanueva of the Joffrey Ballet Chicago.
The Alamo City Dance Company’s production of The Nutcracker, now in its 26th year and the longest running Nutcracker in San Antonio, boasts approximately 100 dancers in 160 roles danced by San Antonians with the exception of the guest artists.