By Meredith Harrison, Alief ISD Fine Arts Facilitator

Alief ISD Fine Arts is beyond excited to introduce the inaugural Alief Community Nutcracker, a remarkable collaboration between the Bayou City Ballet School and the Alief Independent School District!

This extraordinary event provides a unique opportunity for 40 exceptional students, ranging from 2nd grade to 5th grade, from Alief schools to showcase their talents on stage in a professionally-produced production of The Nutcracker.  These students need no previous experience and the best part is that they received a full scholarship, covering registration, rehearsal fees, costumes, dance shoes, and even 2 complimentary tickets for the performance!

The Alief ISD’s Fine Arts Department prioritizes creating supportive and inclusive opportunities that foster creativity and allow students to excel in the arts.  Mr. Renferd Joseph, Alief ISD’s Director of Fine Arts believes this collaboration between the Bayou City Ballet School and the Alief Independent School District is a testament to the power of community and the importance of arts education. “We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to explore their artistic abilities and showcase their talents on a professional stage.” The Alief Community Nutcracker aims to provide just that, allowing students to experience the magic of performing in a beloved holiday classic.

Alief ISD Fine Arts is incredibly grateful to Alexander Pandiscio, Founder and Artistic Director of the Bayou City Ballet School for his dedication to nurturing young talent and for their commitment to making this collaboration possible. His expertise and guidance will undoubtedly ensure a spectacular production that will leave audiences in awe.

We invite the entire Alief community to join us in celebrating the inaugural Alief Community Nutcracker. Come witness the talent and dedication of these remarkable students as they bring this timeless holiday tale to life. Let us come together and support these young performers as they embark on this incredible journey.

Mark your calendars for December 9th-10th and prepare to be captivated by the magic of the Alief Community Nutcracker. We cannot wait to see you there!

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