Layafette Ballet Theatre presents ‘The Nutcracker’ _lowres

Photo provided by the Lafayette Ballet Theatre -- The Lafayette Ballet Theatre will open 'The Nutcracker' on Saturday in the Heymann Performing Arts Center.

Lafayette Ballet Theatre will present two performances of “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1374 S. College Drive, Lafayette.

This full-length classical ballet in two acts features Lafayette Ballet Theatre professional company dancers, principal guest artists from Pacific Northwest Ballet of Seattle and more than 150 children studying ballet in local academies. The performances also feature dazzling stage sets and spectacular special effects as the backdrop to Peter Tchaikovsky’s musical score.

Tickets are $22-$49 and are available by calling (337) 291-5555 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-riday or by visiting

The Lafayette Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” is an Acadiana tradition and has sold out in the past.

For more information about student discounts and group rates, contact the Heymann Box Office at (337) 291-5555 or Lafayette Ballet Theatre at (337) 262-0444.

Following is a list of local dancers performing in the production: Bailey Sarsfield of Egan; Helena Miller of Eunice; Hall Fulton of Iota; Delaina LeBlanc of Delcambre; Victoria Blankenship, Mindi Broussard, Riley Racca and Camille Rosenzweig of New Iberia; Autumn Bergeron, Rebecca Escott, Kammie Flugence, Rheanna Fontenot, Linae Malbrue Carencro, Sadie Nassar, Alyssa Rushing, Ava Sorlie and Savannah Ziz of Carencro; Maci Martin, Leslie Ryland, Emily Street and Kendal Street of Duson; Tanner Rose, Addison Adams, Noa Grace Barras, Meredith Bayard, Elizabeth Beaullieu, Christine Beaullieu, John Mitchell Benz, Evelyn Bercier, Elise Blalock, Brinly Bond, Lauren Boudreaux, Mattie Brown, Lia Bu, Catherine Cain, Adleigh Caldwell, Molly Campbell, Zoe Campbell, Grace Campo, Nina Castille, Mary Grace Chopin, Caitlin Coles, Bella Cortez, Elizabeth Crouch, Hannah Dickerson, Emily Doré, Katherine Doucet, Milo Eakins, Alyssa Ewing, Caroline Forest, Henry Fredericks, Alex Gjertson, Laney Gleason-Pritts, Caroline Heinen, Emily Heinen, Grace Henry-Tarrant, Aerin Higginbotham, Abigail Howard, Kate Kaufman, Alyssa Leger, Abigail Lewis, Julianne Llewellyn, Emma Long, Sophie Luciano, Natalie Claire MacDougall, Georgia Mader, Juliane Mahoney, Gabrielle Marino, Victoria Marino, Madeleine Martin, Ada McClure, Millie Moncla, Caroline Odinet, Libby Odinet, Anna Paddock, Emme Pagelsen, Cameran Pellerin, Emily Pologruto, Caroline Rader, Virginia Rader, Lauren Reedy, Max Ross, Rose Rountree, Elizabeth Rupe, Zoe Sasser, Hailey Scadlock, Rachel Schwartzenburg, Kiarah Senegal, Anna Skerrett, Sydney Skinner, Anna Stansbury, Kennedy Stewart, Carah Stuart, Erin Sturm, Madeleine Tabchouri, Emma Theunissen, Jillian Verzwyvelt, Natalia Vicenté, Kennedy Welborn, Kylan Williams, Madeline Zembower and Tannah Zenon of Lafayette; Dallas Brister, Leah Franques, Lily Franques and Bella Holmes of Scott; Gianna Ferrazzano, Sophie Flores, Julianne Frey, Annalise Goutierrez, Avery-Grace Hebert, Camryn Hebert, Karlie Kountz, Katie Lamkin, Trey Menard, Alexandria Morgans, Kimmy Musumeche, Katelyn Musumeche, Gabrielle Padilla, Amelie Poirot, Sophia Salvaggio, Atley Troxclair, Tyler Weinstein and Katelyn Weinstein of Youngsville; Grace Hoffpauir, Paige Manuel and Mary-Alice Talbot of Sunset; Lydia Blanchard, Delani Broussard, Leah Hulin, Isabelle Juarez, Mara Meaux and Maia Trailer of Breaux Bridge; Mary-Madeline Guidry and Faith Guidry of Cecilia; Erin Barras, Fallon Broussard and Hannah Chambers of St. Martinville; Niles Comeaux and Ellis Vienne of Abbeville; and Averi Granger of Erath.