This year the talented students of Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities delivered another all-star performance of the Nutcracker to help ring in the holiday season! This year’s production was under direction of Dance Instructor Nicole Hargo.


Countless hours went into the production of the show, thanks to nearly 100 performers and crewmembers, not to mention more than 10 teachers and volunteers that supported with backstage needs and ticket sales. This year the performance schedule was condensed to three shows within a single day.  There is no doubt that stamina and pure talent played a role in the success of the show. Based on a demanding academic schedule, it was very important to make this change to “accommodate the needs of our students, school staff and schedules,” says Hargro. Dance Magnet sponsored the entertainers’ lunch and dinner between performances, allowing them time to rest and recoup before the next show. 


In order to bring the holiday classic back year after year, the Broad Ripple Magnet High School crew is challenged to make the production feel fresh, “Each year, depending on the talent, we will add and develop more choreography to inspire our students to grow – meanwhile keeping the classical foundation of the original ballet of ‘The Nutcracker,’” says Hargro. “As director, the entire storyline is very important to provide a pure example of the classic ballet, with that said I enjoy every minute.”


Just in case you missed it, check out photo’s from this year’s show!


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