Behind the Scenes with New Haven Ballet

Photographs by Amanda May

Ballerinas patiently wait in the wings during rehearsal for the New Haven Ballet’s Nutcracker. Performances will run December 7th-9th at the Shubert.

Ballerinas wait for their scene to rehearse.

Ella Hopfner, one of the “baby mice” in the New Haven Ballet’s Nutcracker 2012 awaits her entrance cue.

Artistic Director of New Haven Ballet Jared Redick’s notes show the intense level of preparation that goes into every performance.

Nickolay Ayers rehearses for the New Haven Ballet’s Nutcracker.

Ages of performers range from 5-65 for this annual event. Dancers include local children and professional performers.

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