Abra Rudisill

Photos by Michele Ellson. Click for slideshow.

Alamedans have been experiencing the magic of The Nutcracker right here on the Island since 2005, when Alameda Civic Ballet debuted its first full production of the Christmas classic at Kofman Auditorium. The show instantly became an Alameda tradition. Every year since then, dozens of dancers – from preschoolers to seniors – have worked through months of rehearsals with ACB Artistic Director and founder Abra Rudisill in order to deliver a perfect dose of holiday magic the thousands of people who see the show have come to expect.