Andrew and Merry Kuharsky - Directors
29th Nov 2016 | by: Andrew Kuharsky


Don’t miss The Nutcracker

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Don’t miss our annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 17 at 3:00 p.m. at Furman University’s McAlister Auditorium. Dancers from Ballet San Antonio will be joining almost 100 dancers from the Greenville Ballet School for our 32nd annual production of Andrew Kuharsky’s staging of the holiday classic.

Your child could be on stage

Each year the Greenville Ballet School provides two performing opportunities for its students, and we hope that you would want your child to have this wonderful experiencWill jumpe. Many of our students start as young soldiers or angels and work their way up through many parts over many years until they are among the “company” dancers dancing in the “Waltz of the Flowers” or other leading roles. If your child hasn’t yet taken advantage of this opportunity, we would love for you to see our beautiful production so that you’ll know what you are missing. We hope that you will consider supplementing your child’s dance training with this wonderful performance opportunity in the future.

Not part of the Greenville Ballet School team?

The NutcrackerWe hope your child can “join the team” and soon be a part of this very special  annual experience. Public schools and other local performing groups offer performing opportunities for children, but we feel that the ballet training and progression our students experience, the age-appropriate roles through which our students advance, and the rehearsal and coaching we provide give students an experience of growth and learning that is unparalleled elsewhere. Performing is not just a right you buy into or something that everyone is entitled to, but is a privilege earned through hard work, dedication, and years of technical training.

41-year tradition for me, how about you?

I’ve been on stage in The Nutcracker every year since my first Nutcracker in 1976 with The Atlanta Ballet at the Fox Theater in Atlanta and later in Montreal, Augusta, and 32 years in Greenville. The holidays wouldn’t be the same without it. We have former dancers who come back to see the performance each year saying the sameThe Nutcracker thing. We hope that you will join us in this annual tradition and that you and your family and friends can enjoy this tradition for many years to come. See you on December 17!

Tickets are available at the Timmons Arena Box Office at Furman University, through Ticketmaster (.com or 800-745-3000), or at the Greenville Ballet School.



About the Author: Andrew Kuharsky

Mr. Kuharsky is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School. He was an apprentice with the Joffrey Ballet in New York, a principal dancer with The Atlanta Ballet, and a soloist with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal. He has directed the dance programs at the SC Governor's School for the Arts and the Greenville County Schools' Fine Arts Center.