The Nutcracker

December 2-4 at JDHS Auditorium

Featuring professional guest artists, a new backdrop, and the Land of Sweets Tea and Tour!

Artwork by MK MacNaugton


Nutcracker Cast Page

Please see this page for detailed information and rehearsal schedules.

Schedules and Updates

Fall Classes

August 22 – December 18

Join us for classes this fall! We are proud of our growing faculty, diverse offerings, and performance opportunities.



JDT Holiday Raffle

This fundraising effort helps support JDT programs and outreach efforts, such as our annual Nutcracker performance for all Juneau elementary school students. 

  • Grand Prize: 2 Round Trip Alaska Airlines Tickets (no restrictions!)
  • 2nd Prize: Tracy Arm Cruise for 2 on Adventure Bound Alaska
  • 3rd Prize: Juneau Tours Whale Watch for 2
  • 4th Prize: 4 Juneau Lyric Opera Tickets; $100 to Alaska Dames; $50 to Salt
  • 5th Prize: $75 JDT Gift Card and T-Shirt

$10/ticket. Please contact or (907) 463-5327

The raffle drawing will take place during JDT’s The Nutcracker on Sunday, December 4, at Juneau Douglas High School Auditorium. Need not be present to win. 


Guest Artists Lauren Fadeley and Francis Veyette will perform the Grand Pas de Deux in JDT’s upcoming production of The Nutcracker.

These professional dancers (husband and wife) are currently based in Miami, where Lauren performs as a soloist with Miami City Ballet and Francis teaches at Miami City Ballet School.

Lauren previously danced with New York City Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet, where she and Francis were principal dancers. We are thrilled to present these inspiring guest artists to Juneau!


 December 2-4, 2016

Juneau Douglas High School Auditorium

This year, JDT will unveil a new Act II backdrop! The set was designed and painted by MK MacNaughton and a group of young artists, known as “The Candy Team”. With eye-popping colors and candy galore, this youthful vision of the Land of Sweets is sure to make everyone smile.

JDT would like to thank the Douglas Dornan Foundation for supporting this project, our friends at the JACC for donating use of their Main Hall, and Harri Plumbing for “giving us a lift”.

Local artist MK MacNaughton and members of the “Candy Team” review sketches of the backdrop.

Lauren Fadeley and Francis Veyette in Pennsylvania Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.

Drawings and ideas for the Land of Sweets, created by young Juneau artists.

The artists’ palette! Gallons of paint ready to be applied to the giant canvas.