NUTCRACKER 2018



December 9,   4 p.m.

Sarasota Opera House

Tickets are here:


December 15,   2 p.m.

Manatee Performing Art Center


Guest Dancers

Julio Concepcion

Born and raised in Matanzas, Cuba, Julio’s professional training includes The Vocational Arts School in Matanzas Cuba, and the National Ballet School in Cuba, where he graduated in 2008 as a professional dancer and teacher. He danced in Cuba ,Espada Principal Toreador in Don Quixote, Encuentros pas de deux by Lazaro Martinez, Principal in Adagio de las Espigas production of Coppelia and Sleeping Beauty. He joined Cincinnati Ballet as corp de ballet in 2013. He danced with Cincinnati Ballet in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Camelot choreographed by Victoria Morgan, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland choreographed by Septime Webre, Symphony in C, Sit choreographed by Jennifer Archibald and Mozart’s Requiem choreographed by Adam Hoagland. Julio joined Oklahoma City Ballet as a Principal Dancer in 2015. With Oklahoma City Ballet, Julio has danced the Principal roles in Giselle, Sleeping beauty, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dennis Spaight’s Scheherazade 1001 Arabian Nights, Serenade ,Rodeo, Without Words Choreographed Nacho Duato Mr. Concepcion has been invited to dance as a guest artist at Miami International Ballet Festival , the Carreno Festival , Ballet palm Beach in The production of The Great Gatsby and the productions of Nutcracker with Naples Ballet Academy.


Douglas Horne danced professionally after studying on full scholarships with American Ballet Theatre (New York), Miami City Ballet (Miami, FL), and Studio Maestro (New York). In June 2010 he was the Bronze Medal winner in the World Ballet Competition: and in June 2009 he was a finalist in The New York International Ballet Competition. Additionally, he was a semi-finalist in the renowned International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. He won Gold in the senior classical division of the Youth American Grand Prix semifinals in Torrington, CT. In 2007 he won the Gold Medal in the senior division of the Youth Dance Festival in New Jersey. Mr. Horne has danced leading roles with the Orlando Ballet.