The curtain is about to open on Westside Ballet Company’s 45th annual Nutcracker production. Clara and her Prince will take the stage (alongside a live orchestra) on November 25th, with performances through December 2nd at the Broad Stage at Santa Monica College. Joy Womack—the first American to dance under contract with the Bolshoi Ballet Company—will perform the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy, and all your Nutcracker favorites will be there, from Mother Ginger to Arabian Coffee.

Westside Ballet Artistic Director Martine Harley stopped by KUSC to talk about the founding of the company 50 years ago and why it’s such a special treat to have Womack back in Santa Monica.

Posted 11/21/2017 12:00:36 PM