ArtsATL Reviews Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker 2014

Click here to read ArtsATL's review of this year's production of Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker from Cynthia Bond Perry, "The magic of “Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker” remains its ability to spin an enchanting tale."

"Individual performances were spectacularly moving; it seems Atlanta Ballet’s core company members continue to grow in artistry. As Marya, Nash made a major impression in her first starring role as a member of the lead cast (there are four different casts in this year’s production). Nash rose to the moment, showcasing the spunk and ebullience needed to carry Act I. From the moment she galumphed like a tomboy into her new party dress to the instant she stabbed the Rat King and toppled him with her index finger, she was resolute and radiant — equal parts intelligence and humor."

Jackie Nash as Marya and Nadia Mara as Sugar Plum Fairy in Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker. Photo by Charlie McCullers.