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Central Illinois Ballet's production of 'The Nutcracker' features new company members

On this week’s episode of Out and About, Jessie Williams and Dyson Ramey join Jenn Gordon to talk about the Central Illinois Ballet’s upcoming production of “The Nutcracker." Dyson is one of several new professional dancers who have joined the company this year. He will be performing the iconic role of the Nutcracker.

Over 80 academy students will perform on stage alongside the professional members of the company in the production which runs Dec. 2-4 at the Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center. For tickets and more information visit ciballet.com.

Jenn Gordon is executive director of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois. She hosts Out & About every week on WCBU.
Jody Holtz is WCBU's assistant development director, assistant program director, host of WCBU's newsmagazine All Things Peoria and producer of WCBU’s arts and culture podcast Out and About.