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CRACKED - American Theater Dance Workshop and Nomad Contemporary Ballet Announce World Premiere of a New Ballet

American Theater Dance Workshop - Announces the World Premiere of "Cracked" - A Fresh, New Look at a Classic Holiday Tale.

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New Hyde Park, NY - May 8th, 2014 - American Theater Dance Workshop and Nomad Contemporary Ballet proudly announce the World Premiere of "Cracked" - A Fresh, New Look at a Classic Tale.

"As part of our expanding partnership and as the official school of the Nomad Contemporary Ballet we are thrilled to embark on this new creative journey with them" - said ATDW Artistic Director, Jerome Vivona

Featuring a story written by Jerome Vivona and Choreographed by NOMAD Founding Artistic Director, Kristen McGrew this new production of "Cracked" will surely become an annual family classic. The Ballet will showcase the professional dancers of the Nomad Contemporary Ballet and the pre-professional dancers and students of the American Theater Dance Workshop and ATDW Ballet Repertoire Company.

An all new cinematic story surrounds the coming of age of Kara, Clara's granddaughter, on the eve of her 16th birthday - It's Christmas Eve and we join Kara on an epic journey throughout NYC to the Land of Sweets. We'll meet new characters and renew our relationship with old favorites as this romantic and exciting story unfolds. How does it turn out? You'll have to join us and see...

Please, support us as we introduce the next generation of ballet lovers to a vibrant, contemporary, and exciting new version of a holiday classic.

In June, ATDW and NOMAD will host auditions and choreographic workshops at the American Theater Dance Workshop Studios in New Hyde Park, NY as they begin the process of casting the pre-professional ballet ensemble. "We will look to incorporate as many of our ATDW students as we are able through the audition process." - said ATDW Artistic Director, Michelle Vivona.

Limited rehearsals and choreography workshops will begin this summer during our summer ballet intensive and throughout the fall as we work towards the World Premiere. This Winter - try something new!

ATDW and NOMAD is where young ballet dancers learn to connect technique with artistry.