Ashley Bouder and Andrew Veyette in The Nutcracker (Lo Schiaccianoci)

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.

All Lo Schiaccianoci galleries from Trieste, 17.12.2016

Valerio Polverari as Drosselmeier in The Nutcracker (Schiaccianoci)

Valerio Polverari as Drosselmeier Elisa Aquilani as Arlecchina in The Nutcracker (Schiaccianoci)

Valerio Polverari as Drosselmeier Lo Schiaccianoci

Giulia Neri as Clara Bambina The Nutcracker Lo Schiaccianoci

Snowflakes in The Nutcracker (Schiaccianoci)

Ashley Bouder and Andrew Veyette Valerio Polverari as Drosselmeier in The Nutcracker (Schiaccianoci)

Silvia Accardo, Martina Pasinotti, Gabriele Togni in The Nutcracker (Schiaccianoci)

 Susanna Elviretti and Umberto De Santi in Danza araba in The Nutcracker (Schiaccianoci)

 Susanna Elviretti and Umberto De Santi in Danza araba Lo Schiaccianoci

 Susanna Elviretti and Umberto De Santi in Danza araba Lo Schiaccianoci The Nutcracker

Sabrina Montanaro Danza cinese The Nutcracker (Schiaccianoci)

Sabrina Montanaro and Francesco De Stefano in Danza cinese in The Nutcracker (Schiaccianoci)

Ashley Bouder and Andrew Veyette in The Nutcracker (Schiaccianoci)

Bambola Susanna Elviretti Valerio Polverari in The Nutcracker Lo Schiaccianoci in The Nutcracker (Schiaccianoci)

Bambola Susanna Elviretti Valerio Polverari in The Nutcracker Lo Schiaccianoci

Ashley Bouder and Andrew Veyette in The Nutcracker (Schiaccianoci)

Ashley Bouder and Andrew Veyette in The Nutcracker (Schiaccianoci)

Ashley Bouder and Andrew Veyette in The Nutcracker (Schiaccianoci)

Ashley Bouder and Andrew Veyette in The Nutcracker (Schiaccianoci)

All Lo Schiaccianoci galleries from Trieste, 17.12.2016

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.

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