The Dance Annex is pleased to present the following guest artists in its Nutcracker production.
LOUISA CHAPMAN MEJEUR of Festival Ballet Providence
Originally from Midland, Texas, Mrs. Chapman Mejeur grew up dancing at Midland Festival Ballet under Susan Clark. She attended summer programs including Milwaukee Ballet, Joffrey New York, Alonzo King Lines, and Nederlands Dans Theater and was a regional finalist in Youth American Grand Prix. She danced seasons with Nashville Ballet 2 and BalletMet in Columbus, OH, before joining Festival Ballet Providence in Rhode Island for three seasons. During her time there she danced the first Pas De Trois from Balanchine’s Agon and the Conductor in Viktor Plotnikov’s Sharps and Flats and worked in the Educational Outreach Department. After marrying her husband, a Naval JAG Corps Officer, she moved to Virginia to dance with Virginia Ballet Theater and Todd Rosenlieb Modern Dance. There she performed the role of Titania in Bottom’s Dream and danced in Erick Hawkin’s New Moon. She has created choreographic works for Festival Ballet Providence, Bluebird Uncaged, The C Project, the Todd Rosenlieb Dance and Virginia Ballet Theater Ensembles, as well as The Berkshire Choreography Project which presented her work The Elements at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in 2017. Louisa has returned for her fourth season with Festival Ballet Providence.
JORDAN A. NELSON of Festival Ballet Providence
Mr. Nelson began his ballet training at age 18 at The Classical Ballet Academy in St. Paul, MN. After training intensively for two years, he auditioned at Ballet Chicago and was awarded the Phillip & Marsha Dowd Merit Scholarship to train under Daniel Duell and Patricia Blair in the Balanchine Technique. While at Ballet Chicago, he had the privilege of performing in numerous Balanchine ballets and original works by Ted Seymour and Daniel Duell. Jordan began his professional career with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet in 2012. Since then he has danced with Columbia City Ballet, Madison Ballet, Elements Contemporary Ballet, and has returned to Ballet Chicago as a guest artist. His career highlights to date are performing Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux at The Harris Theatre in Chicago, dancing Stars and Stripes and Allegro Brillante with stars of New York City Ballet (NYCB), and performing in The Opera House at the Kennedy Center. Jordan is now in his second season with Festival Ballet Providence.
The Dance Annex Presents The NUTCRACKER at
The STAR Theatre in Kittery, ME
Begin your holiday season with The Dance Annex's production of The Nutcracker! Director Julie Hebb brings this timeless holiday classic to The STAR Theatre, featuring a brilliant cast of students and local professionals, and special guest artists. From the magic of Drosselmeyer to the thrilling grace of the Sugar Plum Fairy dancing to the beloved Tchaikovsky score, you won't want to miss the chance to see this enchanting story come to life. Share in the magic of The Nutcracker with family and friends at the STAR Theatre, November 25 and 26.
Show Dates and Times:
Saturday, November 25th at 1pm and 6pm
Sunday, November 26th at 12pm and 4pm
Tickets: General Admission
Adults - $24
Children 10 under/Seniors - $20
Prices do not include processing fees
To purchase tickets, please visit The STAR Theatre web page. Scroll down to view the full Nutcracker listing. Thank you!