The Art Deco Nutcracker - December 06 - December 08, 2019



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    Michael Sayre

    Michael Sayre (Ballet Met) started dancing at age 3 at Southold Dance Theater in his hometown of South Bend, Indiana. He began training under Anna Reznik and Alexei Kremnev at age 9 at Southold and continued his training with them at the Joffrey Academy of Dance in Chicago. After graduating from the trainee program at Joffrey, he joined BalletMet in 2013. Over his five years at BalletMet, he has performed soloist and principal roles in ballets by choreographers such as Edwaard Liang, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Val Caniparoli and others. Some of his most memorable roles in story ballets include Mercutio in “Romeo and Juliet,” Hilarion in “Giselle,” the Prince in “Cinderella,” as well as the Nutcracker Prince in “The Nutcracker.” Last season, Michael had the privilege of performing the improvisation solo at the beginning of Ohad Naharin’s “Minus 16” and dancing James Kudelka’s “Man in Black.” 

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    Jonathan Carter

    Jonathan Carter started his ballet training at the age of 3. At 9, he attended Northwest Florida Ballet Academie and trained with Northwest Florida Ballet under the direction of Todd Eric Allen. He performed numerous principal and soloist roles including a soloist in Fernando Bujones’ Jazz Swing and Snow King and Russian in The Nutcracker.

    He has trained with The Juilliard School, Ballet West, Next Generation Ballet and Joffrey New York.

    As a professional, Jonathan has danced with Atlanta Ballet II under the direction of Gennadi Nedvigin, Cincinnati Ballet II under the direction of Victoria Morgan and Alabama Ballet under the direction of Tracey Alvey.

    Jonathan has performed with multiple companies in principal roles with Northwest Florida Ballet, A&A Ballet, Mobile Ballet, Victoria Ballet Theatre, The Aika Ballet School, Andalusia Ballet and Ballet Indiana.

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