The Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and five Central District children are dancing in this season’s production show: Amanda Allen, Enoch Kim-Shinn, Gabriela Lopez, Gabrielle Staddon-Smith, and Elizabeth Dejanikus.
All five performers attend the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, which is recognized as one of the top three ballet training institutions in the United States. Founded in 1974, the school offers instruction to more than 900 students.
The Nutcracker begins November 30 and runs through December 29 at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at the Seattle Center. Tickets are available through the Pacific Northwest Ballet website.