Nutcracker 2014

Members of Regional Dance America / Mid-States Ballet Association - Honor Company


  • CIDE Presents its 15th Anniversary Nutcracker

    Central Indiana Dance Ensemble presents The Nutcracker from Central Indiana Dance Ensemble.

    CARMEL, IN – OCTOBER 31, 2014 - 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 2014-2015 fifteenth anniversary season.

    As CIDE celebrates its 15th anniversary, Suzann DeLay, CIDE’s Artistic Director says, this year’s performance will include some new choreography, returning guest artist Jakob Pringle from Ballet West, and vocal performances by local youth.

    “The Nutcracker is a holiday classic and this year we are looking forward to incorporating some new choreography and again welcoming guest performers from the Indianapolis Children’s Choir,” said DeLay. “The LIVE vocals arrangements really make our performance of the holiday classic unique. It is reminiscent of the days when orchestras used to perform at the ballet; it brings a magical element to the already beautiful ballet.”

    Another unique touch CIDE offers with each matinee performance is the Sugar Plum Fairy Dessert Party prior to each Nutcracker matinee performance at 12:30pm. CIDE takes center stage at the Zionsville Center for Performing Arts.

    Performance Dates & Times:
    Friday, December 12 at 7:30pm
    Saturday, December 13 at 2pm and 7:30pm
    Sunday, December 14 at 2pm

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    CIDE is happy to announce that $1 per ticket sold to The Nutcracker will be donated to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.

    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 Click here to buy tickets! or by calling 317-844-7453.

  • Central Indiana Dance Ensemble Announces 15th Anniversary Season

    MEDIA CONTACT: Alexa Amatulli
    Board of Directors – Central Indiana Dance Ensemble
    219.789.4719 |

    CARMEL, IN – SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 - The Central Indiana Dance Ensemble (CIDE), a pre-professional dance academy and resident company of The Center for the Performing Arts, along with founding Artistic Director, Suzann DeLay, is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 fifteenth anniversary season:

    • The Nutcracker: December 12-14, 2014 at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center
      Start your holiday season off right with the Stahlbaum family and witness Clara’s dreamlike journey with her Nutcracker Prince while being enchanted by Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score.
    • Mixed Rep: March 1, 2015 at The Tarkington, Center for the Performing Arts
      Featuring “Birthday Variations” by Geraldo Arpino. Mixed Rep is an exciting program that displays classical and contemporary dance at its finest: innovative, energetic and highly entertaining.
    • Cinderella: May 16, 2015 at The Tarkington, Center for the Performing Arts
      The timeless tale of a beautiful young girl, jealous stepsisters, manipulating stepmother and a handsome prince. This tale is bound to warm your heart and make you feel that true love conquers all.

    Suzann DeLay, CIDE’s Artistic Director says, “We are very excited to present our 2014-2015 season and thrilled to have received this incredible honor to perform Gerald Arpino's "Birthday Variations". It’s a privilege to be able to perform this beautiful piece during our fifteenth season.”

    Season tickets with priority seating are now available by visiting or by calling 317-844-7453. Season ticket pricing is $70 for adults and $50 for children (up to age 18). Regular ticket pricing is $25 for adults and $18 for children, so significant savings are apparent when purchasing season tickets for all 3 productions.

    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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