Belkie Bear surprises local kids during Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker Kids in Step program

Atlanta Ballet's presenting sponsor Belk sent their mascot Belkie Bear to make a special surprise appearance at the Kids in Step performance of Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker. She even got a chance to participate in the company's barre class on stage before the show! See photos below.

About Kids in Step Over 20,000 children a year witness the enchantment of Atlanta Ballet through Kids In Step. Scores and scores of buses drop the children off in front of the Cobb Energy Centre or the Fox Theatre and, once they pass through the threshold, they are transported into an enchanted world. Children experience an abbreviated performance and a special behind-the-scenes look at the magic of backstage. Throughout the years, children have been mesmerized by such programs as Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker, Alice In Wonderland, Peter Pan, and Cinderella. The generosity of our sponsors allows Atlanta Ballet to present these abbreviated productions at a minimal cost to the schools. Teachers receive educational materials prior to the performance describing the components of the production. Kids in Step programming is sponsored by Publix Charities. For more information about Kids in Step, please contact Carla Cuba at 404.873.5811 ext.111.