GUEST ARTISTS

Whitney Huell and Stephen King of Ballet West II as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier in The Nutcracker.

Whitney Huell and Stephen King of Ballet West II as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier in The Nutcracker.

Over the years, EBT productions have featured many acclaimed national and international guest performers. Not only do our audiences enjoy the gift of their performances, but sharing the stage with these consumate artists is always an unforgettable experience for our dancers. Students watch from the wings, learn, and get inspired! In addition, Meet the Artist sessions allow Emerald Ballet students the exclusive opportunity to ask the guest performers questions in an intimate setting. Our aspiring dancers learn firsthand what makes a great artist and individual both on the stage and off. 

2017 GUEST PERFORMERS FOR THE NUTCRACKER:

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Past guest artists have included:

Meet the Artist Session with Gennadi Nedvigin and Koto Ishihara from the San Francisco Ballet.  

Meet the Artist Session with Gennadi Nedvigin and Koto Ishihara from the San Francisco Ballet.  

  • Clara Blanco, former Soloist, San Francisco Ballet
  • Batkhurel Bold, Principal, Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Whitney Huell, Kansas City Ballet 
  • Koto Ishihara, Soloist, San Francisco Ballet
  • Stephen King, formerly of Ballet West II
  • Alexander Loxton, formerly of Dutch National Ballet
  • Nukri Mamistvalov, former Principal, Alabama Ballet
  • Gennadi Nedvigin, former Principal, San Francisco Ballet (retired), and current Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director
  • Sascha Radetsky, Principal, American Ballet Theatre (retired)
  • Lesley Rausch, Principal, Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Maria Riccetto, former Soloist, American Ballet Theatre  
  • Shane Tice, formerly of Smuin Ballet