Ashley Bouder as Clara and Andrew Veyette as The Nutcracker (Lo Schiaccianoci). Giulia Neri as Clara Bambina; Valerio Polverari as Drosselmeier; Elisa Aquilani as Arlecchina; Silvia Accardo, Martina Pasinotti, Gabriele Togni in Danza spagnola; Susanna Elviretti and Umberto De Santi in Danza araba; Sabrina Montanaro and Francesco De Stefano in Danza cinese; Susanna Elviretti as Bambola. Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, new choreography by Amedeo Amodio, scene and costumes by Emanuele Luzzati, Daniele Cipriani Entertainment production. Shot on 17.12.2016 in Teatro Verdi Trieste, Italy.
Ashley Bouder is an American ballet dancer who is currently a principal dancer at the New York City Ballet. Ashley Bouder was born in Pennsylvania, USA. She began ballet training when she was six at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet with Marcia Dale Weary. In 1999, after attending the summer program at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, Ashley Bouder was invited by SAB to continue her training during the Winter Session. Ms. Bouder was named an apprentice with New York City Ballet in June 2000. She became a member of the corps de ballet in October 2000. She was promoted to the rank of Soloist in February 2004 and became a principal dancer in January 2005.
Andrew Veyette was born in Denver, Colorado, USA. Adnrew began his dance training at the age of 9, studying with Betty Downs at Dance Arts in Visalia, California. He continued his studies at Westside Ballet in Santa Monica, California. While at Westside Ballet, Mr. Veyette trained with Yvonne Mounsey and was personally coached by Nader Hamed. Mr. Veyette entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, in the fall of 1998. In the spring of 2000, Mr. Veyette became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and later that season he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. In March of 2006 he was promoted to soloist. In May 2007 Mr. Veyette was promoted to principal dancer.
Photos by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of Daniele Cipriani Entertainment and Teatro Verdi Trieste, special thanks to Mrs. Simonetta Allder and Ms. Costanza Nocentini.