SWDT Press Kit

November 17, 2023


Studio West Dance Theatre’s Spectacular Nutcracker Ballet Returns for Thanksgiving Weekend!

Olympia, WA — Studio West Dance Theatre is thrilled to announce the return of the enchanting holiday classic, “The Nutcracker Ballet, “during Thanksgiving Weekend, from November 24th to November 27th, 2023. This timeless production promises to whisk audiences away on a fantastical journey .

We invite you to join SWDT’s 14th year of bringing the Nutcracker to Olympia.  This production includes over 170 performers, professional guest artists and designers, many intricate costumes, and dancers who light up the stage with their artistry and skill.

We are thrilled to announce Cole McMason and Hannah Smith will reprise their roles as Cavalier and Sugar Plum Fairy for the 7:00pm performances on Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25 as well as the 1:00pm show on Sunday, November 26. Both Cole and Hannah are Studio West Alumni and are in their second professional year at Ballet Tucson.

Event Details:
– What: Studio West Dance Theatre’s “The Nutcracker Ballet”

– When: Thanksgiving Weekend, November 24-27, 2023

– Where: The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington Street, Olympia, WA

– Tickets: Ticket prices range from $18-$34 (plus $4 WA Center fee). Available for purchase at www.washingtoncenter.org/organizer/studio-west-dance-theatre

We are proud to offer a “Military Monday” special that gives 10% off adult tickets to our Monday, November 27th show, at 6:30 pm.

“It is our third season performing The Nutcracker over Thanksgiving weekend, and it is proving to be the most magical time to step into the holidays; families have more free time and are together, everyone is ready to immerse themselves in the spirit of the season,”
said Stephanie Wood-Ennett, Artistic Co-Director of Studio West Dance Theatre.

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the holiday season in style by attending Studio West Dance Theatre’s “The Nutcracker Ballet.” This production is perfect for families, friends, and dance enthusiasts who wish to share the magic of the season with loved ones.

We invite our young audience members ages 3 and up to join us at Clara’s Nutcracker Party, beginning one hour before each matinee performance. Make a holiday keepsake, delight in a reading of The Nutcracker story, visit and take pictures with characters from the ballet, and enjoy holiday refreshments. Tickets are $16 (plus $4 WA Center fee). Adults chaperoning their children do not need to purchase tickets to Clara’s Nutcracker Party. Tickets to the performance are sold separately.

For more information, including ticket sales, performance times, and special events, please visit: www.washingtoncenter.org/organizer/studio-west-dance-theatre or contact Studio West at (360) 956-9378.

About Studio West Dance Theatre:
In January of 2011, Studio West Dance Theatre (SWDT) was established in Olympia, as the performance division of Studio West Dance Academy.  SWDT’s mission is to foster a dance company that operates with the highest of standards in beauty, artistry, uniqueness, and professionalism.

SWDT presents two full-length ballets a year, participates in dance festivals, and hosts an all-hip hop show, Track City.  Through dance, Studio West Dance Theatre is proud to make a difference in our community.

For more information on our season and theatre company please visit studiowestdancetheatre.com.

Media Contact:
Pam Abbott
Marketing Director
Studio West Dance Academy & Theatre
360-480-6486 (Cell)