Performance Gallery

Full-length performance opportunities!

Students gain the experience of dancing on stage in front of a live audience, have the unique opportunity to see the behind-the-curtain mechanics of staging such a large production, and also have the benefit of dancing with professional guest dancers!

When ready, older students are introduced to hands-on development of the show, including choosing cast, developing choreography, as well as technical aspects such as sound and lighting coordination.

2018 – 2019

WINTER

The Nutcracker Ballet

With new and refurbished costumes, this production featured more than 70 local dancers, as well as Guest Artists Fredrick Davis, Shaina Leibson, Miho Tsutsumi, Rysuke Kishida, and Timour Bourtasenkov.

SPRING

Coppelia

Coming this May!

2017 – 2018

WINTER

The Nutcracker Ballet

Over 100 local students and community members of all ages from the Big Island and Maui participated in this performance, which featured additional new choreography by Miho Tsutumi and Soili Arvola.  For the first time, the dancers were accompanied by a full orchestra under the baton of Maestro Brian Dollinger.

SPRING

Cinderella the Ballet

Over seventy talented dancers from Hawaii Island and Maui, guest professional dancers, stunning costumes and magical sets were brought together with narration and musical accompaniment to tell the timeless story of a young girl who discovers her prince with a little help from her fairy godmother.

2017 – 2018

WINTER

The Nutcracker Ballet

Over 100 local students and community members of all ages from the Big Island and Maui participated in this performance, which featured additional new choreography by Miho Tsutumi and Soili Arvola.  For the first time, the dancers were accompanied by a full orchestra under the baton of Maestro Brian Dollinger.

SPRING

Cinderella the Ballet

Over seventy talented dancers from Hawaii Island and Maui, guest professional dancers, stunning costumes and magical sets were brought together with narration and musical accompaniment to tell the timeless story of a young girl who discovers her prince with a little help from her fairy godmother.

2016 – 2017

WINTER

The Nutcracker Ballet

The 2016 Nutcracker performance featured more than 60 local dancers, as well as guest dancers from The Maui Academy of Performing Arts, and guest professional dancers from the Matsuyama Ballet in Japan, Carolina Ballet and Bolshoi Ballet

SPRING

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

A fresh, jazzy touch on the beloved classic “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” this production brought to life the Lewis Carroll classic with a fresh twist inspired by Christopher Wheeldon’s choreography for The Royal Ballet’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” (which premiered in 2011) and featured the music of Joby Talbot and Carl Davis.

EARLIER PERFORMANCES

2015 – 2016

NUTCRACKER BALLET
SNOW WHITE

2014 – 2015

NUTCRACKER BALLET
SLEEPING BEAUTY

2013 – 2014

WIZARD OF OZ

2012 – 2013

THE LITTLE MERMAID BALLET

2011 – 2012

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

WHDTA  •  74-5626 Alapa Street, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740  •  Tel (808) 329-8876  •  Email: info@whdt.org

West Hawaii Dance Theatre is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Educational Arts Organization and is sponsored in part by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & the Arts, Hawaii Community Foundation, Atherton Family Foundation, Hawaii Tug & Barge, Vance Wall Foundation, Ironman Foundation, Macy’s and our local businesses and families.

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