The Great Gatsby – That’s a Wrap!

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Written by: Soloist Tess Lane


A big thank you to our audiences for your support of our premier of The Great Gatsby!  The applause and standing ovations proved that our weeks and weeks of hard work paid off.  Our audiences’ energy and enthusiasm in the theater fills us all with incredible joy.


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The feeling at the end of a wonderful run is always bittersweet, and we have many people to thank for making The Great Gatsby such a success: Jared Nelson, for not only starring in the ballet, but also for setting the entire work on the company, Septime Webre for the brilliant choreography, Billy Novick and The Blue Syncopators for their phenomenal playing and energy, and everyone onstage, backstage, and in the audience for bringing such a new, exciting show to San Diego!  KPBS called “Septime Webre’s version … an exciting production, and a strong representative of ballet’s changing landscape.”


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That being said, this time of year is one of many traditions, and though we’re still dancing The Charleston in our sleep, the company is already rehearsing for The Nutcracker!  While Gatsby was a new style and new choreography, The Nutcracker is our staple each season and provides us dancers a chance to improve upon last year’s performances or try a new part we’ve been hoping to perform.  We’re trading our jazz band, champagne glasses, and flapper dresses for a symphony orchestra, snowflakes, and tutus.  ’Tis the season, after all!


Please join us for The Nutcracker this December (




See KPBS’s thoughts on The Great Gatsby here:

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