The Nutcracker

The Central Indiana Dance Ensemble (CIDE), a pre-professional dance ensemble and resident company of The Center for the Performing Arts, is excited to present its upcoming performance of The Nutcracker. This is CIDE’s first full-length ballet of its 2015-2016 season.

Suzann DeLay, CIDE’s Artistic Director says this year’s performance will include multiple guest artists including:

  • Marte Osiris Madera – apprentice with Dance Kaleidoscope whom will be performing the Arabian pas de duex with new choreography.
  • Zhanna Sinitsyna – former soloist with Ballet International & Central Indiana Dance Academy teacher whom will be creating the role of Mrs. Stahlbaum, Clara’s mother.
  • Jakob Pringle – freelance artist & former Ballet West trainee whom will be the Cavalier.

“The Nutcracker is a holiday classic and this year we are looking forward to incorporating new choreography for the Battle Scene (Act I) and Waltz of the Flowers (Act II),” said DeLay. “We are also excited to have new costumes for the Flowers, Bon Bons, Candy Canes, & Mother Ginger’s.”

Another unique touch CIDE offers with each performance is the Sugar Plum Fairy Dessert Party prior to each Nutcracker matinee performance at 12:30pm where attendees can have story time with Nutcracker characters, partake in craft activities, and have a snack.

Performance Dates & Times (Zionsville Center for the Performing Arts):

Friday, December 11 at 7:30pm

Saturday, December 12 at 2pm and 7:30pm

Sunday, December 13 at 2pm

Tickets are $25 per adult and $18 per child (up to age 18). Sugar Plum Fairy Dessert Party tickets are an additional $10. More information and tickets are available at or by calling 317-844-7453.


Central Indiana Dance Ensemble (CIDE) is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization committed to bringing the art of dance to the community. CIDE was founded in 1999 by Artistic Director, Suzann DeLay. In 2006, CIDE received Honor Company status in the Regional Dance America association. Members of CIDE have been recipients of scholarships to many of the top companies and schools. For more information, visit


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