Oct 10

Nutcracker Coast to Coast: How New Sets and Costumes are Made

Thanks to a $1 million dollar gift from the McColl family in honor of Jane Spratt McColl, Charlotte Ballet is built all new sets and costumes for Nutcracker.  Former Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux is worked with a world-renowned design team to create the 208 new costumes plus scenery and sets for the performance.

Check out our interactive map below to see where the sets and 746 costumes pieces were created across the U.S. Click on each icon to learn about the maker, what they made and see photos!

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Costume designer Holly Hynes brought Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s vision for Nutcracker to life.  With 250 ballets to her credit, Holly has worked extensively with New York City Ballet and Ballet de l’Opéra National de Paris paralleling Jean-Pierre’s work as a dancer.

Hear directly in the video below from Holly about the new Nutcracker costumes and how all the magic will come to life on the stage!

This post was originally published on Nov 10, 2016 and has been updated.