Local Dancers to be Featured in “The Nutcracker” at Boyle County Performing Arts Center

Holding the Nutcracker

When the curtain rises on the Lexington Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” this weekend, several familiar faces will appear.

Fifteen local dancers from Kelley Puckett Dance Academy (KPDA) will perform alongside the Lexington Ballet Company during its annual production of “The Nutcracker.”

“We are delighted to be able to participate in this historic event at the Boyle County Performing Arts Center,” said Kelley Puckett, owner of KPDA. “Little girls and boys who love to dance dream of being able to perform ‘The Nutcracker’ during the holiday season, so this is a dream come true for so many of our students.”

KPDA dancers in the production range in age from 7 to 13 and attend 11 different schools. Many cast members have been dancing since they were 3 or 4 years old.

“Working with Lexington Ballet artistic and executive director Luis Dominguez has been a wonderful experience for everyone involved,” said Puckett. “We have been collaborating since last spring, so it’s exciting to see the fruits of our labor come to fruition in the coming days.”

The Boyle County Education Foundation, Inc. presents the Lexington Ballet Company’s “The Nutcracker” at the Boyle County Performing Arts Center for one student performance on Friday, Dec. 3, as well as two public performances, one later Friday evening at 7 p.m. and one on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.  

Tickets to the two public performances are on sale at bocopac.com. 

About Boyle County Performing Arts Center
Boyle County Performing Arts Center is a 500-seat, state-of-the-art facility that can accommodate a wide range of performances. The Center is equipped to host school and community-based performances, as well as attract first-class touring Broadway musicals and plays. The proscenium theatre features a full fly loft with professional rigging, orchestra pit, performance lighting and sound, multi-level seating, lobby with ticket office, scenery shop and green room. The venue is located adjacent to Boyle County Middle School at 315 Cunningham Way, Danville, Ky. 40422.

About Kelley Puckett Dance Academy
The mission at Kelley Puckett Dance Academy is for students to not only learn a dance, but also to learn technique, discipline and proper terminology in class. The studio provides hands-on instruction and correction by professional and qualified instructors. Dance can be recreational or on a competitive level. No matter which avenue a student chooses, Kelley Puckett Dance Academy promises to make it positive and enjoyable for each student. There are two locations—Danville and Lawrenceburg. 

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