Ballet Abilene 2021-2022 COVID Safety Plan:

After careful consideration of CDC guidelines and under the guidance of our professional infection preventionist, we will be enforcing the following safety precautions: 
-No one is allowed in our building without a mask. Dancers will dance in masks. *No valved masks.
-Temperatures will be checked and recorded daily for each dancer at the door. Any dancer with a temperature of 100.4 or greater will not be permitted in the studio. Parents must wait outside for the thumbs up or all ok from the teacher checking them in before leaving their student. 
-All barres will be wiped down and disinfected before and after every class.
-Class sizes are strictly limited. 
-Dancers must come fully dressed for class with a cover-up over their dancewear and their dance shoes in their dance bag. The dressing room area and cubbies will not be used. All dancers will change shoes in their assigned studio and place their belongings against the mirrored wall. Parents, do not worry! We will assist the young dancers with changing shoes. 
-We will maintain the adequate spacing of dancers at all times including the hallway and lobby area.
-Hand sanitizer will be distributed by the teacher to all students at the beginning of class, after barre, and at the end of class. 
-We have added a 15-minute window of time in between classes to eliminate congregation in the common areas. Dancers, please leave promptly after class. This 15-minute window also allows our teachers time to properly wipe down barres and surfaces.
-The water fountain is off-limits. All dancers must bring their own water bottle.
-Our lobby is closed. All parents must drop off their dancer 5 minutes before class time and either wait in the car or run errands and promptly pick up their dancer when class time is over. 

Any dancer or parent who doesn't abide by our COVID rules and safety plan will be asked to leave. We are taking this very seriously because we care about you. 

Parents, if you believe that you, your dancer, or anyone in your immediate family has been exposed to COVID, you must not bring your dancer back to class until the proper quarantine time has passed, he or she has been tested and/or cleared by your doctor. 

THANK YOU! Thank you for your patience during this time. Thank you for reading this and following these rules! We know it is a lot of info but we are striving to proceed in the absolute safest manner possible. After all, YOUR HEALTH IS OUR TOP PRIORITY! We are in this together and together we will make smart and safe choices. We look forward to dancing again soon!

 

Friendly reminder that when making out checks to pay for tuition, it goes to Ballet Abilene (our studio). When making out checks for anything Nutcracker related, it goes to Abilene Ballet Theatre (our company). We continue to receive checks made out to "Abilene Ballet" and that doesn't exist. Ballet Abilene is the name of our studio. We hope this clears up any confusion.

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NUTCRACKER CAST LIST 2021

 

CLARA

Bethany Findley (12:45 PM School Show, Saturday 2:30 Matinee)

Kynlee Long (9:45 AM School Show, Sunday 2:30 Matinee)

Claire Trammell (Friday 8:00 Evening, Saturday 8:00 Evening)

FRITZ

Phoenix Lowe

MAID

Amanda Farrow

DR. & MRS. STAHLBAUM

Lisa Gore

Rex Hale, guest artist

AUNT MARIANNA

Mercedes Valdez

GRANDFATHER STAHLBAUM

Danny Holmes

UNCLE DROSSELMEYER

Kevin Freeman, guest artist

 

UNCLE DROSSELMEYER'S NEPHEW

David Barocio, guest artist

COUSINS

Olivia Butler

Chloe Etter

Norah Goolsby

Lucy Hardaway

Savannah Mullins

Lynleigh Wallace

YOUNG LADIES "PARTY GIRLS"

Cast A (Friday 9:45 am school show, Friday evening 8:00, Saturday matinee 2:30)

Natalie Blizzard

Catherine Criswell

Kinley George

Angelina Hernandez

Emmy Howard

Selah Leake

Laura Leggett

Elsie Stark

Leia Tolentino

Clara Valdez

Addison Walla

Annabelle White

Cast B (Friday 12:45 pm school show, Saturday evening 8:00, Sunday matinee 2:30)  

Raquel Castereno

Isabella Dishong

Kelsey Eaves

Elliot Fenoglio

Lilah Jowers

Kalison Oliver

Grace Parker

June Parker

Hannah Smith

Marion Strauser

Addison Ward

Pyper Wright 

YOUNG GENTLEMEN "GUN BOYS"

Graham Farrow

Roy Gillingham

Harrison Gore

Hudson Gore

Ben Houghtalen

Grant Smith

Jones Weltzin

   

HARLEQUINS

Catherine Criswell & Kelsey Eaves (Friday 8:00 evening)

Kalison Oliver & Grace Parker (Saturday 8:00 evening, Sunday 2:30 matinee)

Olivia Butler & Lucy Hardaway (Saturday 2:30 matinee)

RUSSIAN DOLL

Haley Cowan (12:45 PM school show, Sunday 2:30 matinee)

Elena Liew (9:45 AM school show, Saturday 8:00 evening)

Jordan Thomas (Friday 8:00 evening, Saturday 2:30 matinee)

MECHANICAL DOLL

Bethany Findley (Friday 8:00 evening, Sunday 2:30 matinee)

Kynlee Long (12:45 PM school show, Saturday 8:00 evening)

Claire Trammell (9:45 AM school show, Saturday 2:30 matinee)

SOLDIERS

Catherine Criswell

Isabella Dishong 

Kinley George

Roy Gillingham

Angelina Hernandez

Kalison Oliver 

Grace Parker   

Addison Walla    

BATTLE BUNNIES

Laura Leggett & Pyper Wright (9:45 AM school show, Friday 8:00 evening, Saturday 2:30 matinee)

Natalie Blizzard & Laura Leggett (12:45 PM school show, Saturday 8:00 evening, Sunday 2:30 matinee)

MICE

 

Cast A (Friday 9:45 am school show, Friday evening 8:00, Saturday matinee 2:30)

Rylie Archuleta

Katy Felhauer     

Harper Hodges

Harper Ives

Landry Ives

Sophie Jackson

Hattie McSherry

Evelyn Morales

Ella Parker

Layla Poor

Clara Sweet

Emerson Woodard                             

 

Cast B (Friday 12:45 pm school show, Saturday evening 8:00, Sunday matinee 2:30)

Harper Brannon

Kinslee Caddell

Hadley Camp

Ruby Gillingham

Charlotte Hardegree

Caroline Harris

Reyna Hutcherson

Avery Loewen

Molly Metcalf

Parker Wilson

Clara Zellner               

SNOW QUEEN & KING

Lily Etter (Saturday matinee, Sunday matinee)

Louise Ferguson (Friday evening, Saturday evening)

Shannon Beacham, guest artist

SNOWFLAKES

Grace Ann Alston

Claire Bone

Emilene Calingo

Kortnie Coffey

Lily Etter (Fri. & Sat. evening)/Louise Ferguson (Sat. & Sun. matinee)

Amanda Farrow

Bethany Findley (Fri. eve.)/Kynlee Long (Sat. mat. & eve.)/Claire Trammell (Sun. mat.)

Kaleigh Gann

Ella Heuerman

Kara Kirkland

Laura Preston

Moira Robertson

Laurel Sanders

Gracie Smith

BIG ANGELS

Cosette Alldredge

Aubrey Kinsey

Abigail Smith

Lynleigh Wallace

MUSICAL ANGELS

Julianna Fellona

Norah Goolsby

Ryleigh Green

Emmalee Griffith

Savannah Mullins

Hannah Pate

Hailey Suan

Auby Teten

Clara Valdez

Kensley Wade

TINY ANGELS

Cast A (Friday evening 8:00 & Saturday matinee 2:30)

Mary Liz Alexander 

Brynnley Barnett

Kara Dukes

Polly Greenwood

Nellie Cate Hardaway

Abigail Hubbard

Charlotte Lindsey

Eden Mahoney

Sadie Mahoney

Julia Parker

Nola Parker

Kalliope Perez

Collins Roan

Ellis Robinson

Cast B (Saturday evening 8:00 & Sunday matinee 2:30)

Maebry Abston

Morgan Colerick

Scout Eddleman

Kenzie Hansen

Blakely Johnson

Nora Marshall

Evelyn Paonessa

Berkeley Rainwater

Addison Smith

Ellington Stephens

Janie Stevens

Violet Sturgis

Margot Vinson

Aubrey Walla

Jane Weltzin

TWINKLING STARS & MOON

Cast A (Friday evening 8:00 & Saturday matinee 2:30)

Harper Brannon

Sophia Orr

Aubrey Saksa

 

Cast B (Saturday evening 8:00 & Sunday matinee 2:30)

Sawyer Casey

Emery Nelson

Nola Robertson

SUGAR PLUM & CAVALIER

Jessica Miller, guest artist (Friday evening, Saturday matinee)

Laurel Sanders (Saturday evening, Sunday matinee)

Shea Johnson, guest artist

JESTERS

Shealeigh Fenton

Kara Kirkland

SPANISH "CHOCOLATE"

Grace Ann Alston

Emilene Calingo

Anna Criswell

Amanda Farrow

Ella Heuerman

Laura Preston

Kevin Freeman, guest artist

CHINESE "TEA"

Kortnie Coffey (Friday 8:00 evening, Saturday 2:30 matinee)

Moira Robertson (Saturday 8:00 evening, Sunday 2:30 matinee)

Chris Landreneau, guest artist

CHINESE CORPS DE BALLET

Lane Adams

Mollie Dukes

Shealeigh Fenton

Ava Jarrett

Abigail Smith

Jordan Thomas

 

CHINESE MESSENGERS

Chloe Etter

Phoenix Lowe

PEACOCK & PEACOCK PRINCE "COFFEE"

Lily Etter (Friday 8:00 evening, Saturday 8:00 evening)

Louise Ferguson (Saturday 2:30 matinee, Sunday 2:30 matinee)

Rex Hale, guest artist

TREPAK

Kaleigh Gann

Ella Heuerman

Madi Munshower

Seth Willis

PEPPERMINT TWIST

Laura Preston (Friday 8:00 evening, Saturday 2:30 matinee)

Gracie Smith (Saturday 8:00 evening, Sunday 2:30 matinee)

 

CANDY CANES

Lane Adams

Haley Cowan

Anna Criswell

Julianna Fellona

Lucy Hardaway

Ava Jarrett

Audrey Kinsey

Elena Liew

GINGERBREADS

Emmy Howard, Lilah Jowers, Laura Leggett- Cast A (Fri. 9:45 am school show, Fri. 8:00 evening, Sat. 2:30 mat.)

Hannah Smith, Marion Strauser, Annabelle White- Cast B (Fri. 12:45 pm school show, Sat. 8:00 evening, Sun 2:30 mat)

MOTHER GINGER & HER POLICHINELLES "CLOWNS"

Seth Willis

Olivia Butler

Chloe Etter

Ryleigh Green

Phoenix Lowe

Everlye Poole

Margo Reed

Auby Teten

Kensley Wade

DEW DROP FAIRY & CAVALIER

Grace Ann Alston (Saturday 8:00 evening, Sunday 2:30 matinee)

Emilene Calingo (Friday 8:00 evening, Saturday 2:30 matinee)

Rex Hale, guest artist

BUTTERFLY

Claire Bone

FLOWERS

Grace Ann Alston (Fri. eve., Sat. mat.) / Emilene Calingo (Sat. eve., Sun. mat.)

Kortnie Coffey

Lily Etter

Louise Ferguson

Kaleigh Gann

Laura Preston

Moira Robertson

Gracie Smith

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Cast 2021

Sugar Plum Fairy 

Laurel Sanders

Clara

Bethany Findley

Kynlee Long

Claire Trammell

Harlequins

Olivia Butler & Lucy Hardaway- Saturday

Kalison Oliver & Grace Parker- Sunday 

Russian Doll

Haley Cowan- Saturday 

Elena Liew- Sunday 

Mechanical Doll

Gracie Smith

Spanish "Chocolate"

Grace Ann Alston

Emilene Calingo

Anna Criswell

Amanda Farrow

Laura Preston

Chinese "Tea"

Moira Robertson- Saturday 

Kortnie Coffey- Sunday 

Trepak

Kaleigh Gann

Ella Heuerman

Madi Munshower