Wednesday evening, 145 young dancers descended on the Lied Center for Performing Arts for a rehearsal, a practice that marked a triumph of perseverance and planning for the Lincoln Midwest Ballet Co. and its annual performances of “The Nutcracker.”
The Show Must Go On” has been a running theme for the Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company’s 2020 production of “The Nutcracker.” Postponed from December due to high COVID-19 numbers in Lancaster County, the holiday classic will take Lied Center stage Saturday and Sunday, March 6-7.
Each year, one Lincoln Public Schools elementary school is chosen to participate in "Backstage at the Ballet," an artist-in-residency program . . . This year, the ballet company visited Lakeview Elementary School.
Jarrod Ronhovde and Hilary Johnson both danced in the original production of "The Nutcracker" 35 years ago and this year, their children both followed in their footsteps.
When Jen Smith was a young girl, she danced in the famous holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, several times. Now her daughter, Olivia, is stepping into her mother’s ballet slippers and participating in the ballet.