ABOUT CAROLE ALEXIS | CHOREOGRAPHER
Carole Alexis is a choreographer, producer, dance educator and the founding director (2011) of the Carole Alexis Ballet Theatre/Ballet des Amériques, who has won numerous awards: in 2021, Carole Alexis was named Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture; in 2023, she was honored with the Artist Award by ArtsWestchester. A student of Maurice Béjart, Alexis’ choreographic work is rooted in classical ballet training and tradition while drawing upon influences as disparate as children’s games, island rituals, natural phenomena, and modern urban life. Alexis proclaims, “My interest in creating Nutcracker Dream is to bring families and friends together around the essence of what the story represents – namely, the beautiful balance between Marie’s childhood playfulness and her coming of age in the midst of her own circle of family and friends.”
ABOUT BALLET DES AMÉRIQUES
Staging productions at the Emelin Theatre since 2012, and in nearly 200 productions throughout Westchester, the New York City area and overseas, the company is committed to developing inclusive dance audiences through choreography and performances of the highest quality. The company’s extensive and eclectic repertoire bears Carole Alexis’ distinctive signature and vision, reinvigorating “ballet” for new audiences and dance connoisseurs alike. Proclaimed “Westchester’s Premier Dance Company” by the County Executive and voted “Best Ballet Company” by the editors of Westchester Magazine.
“Westchester is home to one of the most accomplished young ballet companies in the country. Alexis’ talented troupe displays fancy footwork that has placed them among the most celebrated companies in the region.” – Paul Adler, Westchester Magazine