Guest Artistic Director Announcement

As the beginning of the 2019/2020 season nears for the New Mexico Ballet Company, we are thrilled to announce the appointment of Evelyn Cisneros-Legate to the position of Guest Artistic Director for NMBC’s production of The Nutcracker. Bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge from a professional career with San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer, in addition to teaching positions around the country from Boston Ballet to Ballet Pacifica.

Cisneros-Legate first began working with NMBC in the fall of 2018 as a rehearsal coach and teacher. She plans on continuing with and advancing the work she began last year with NMBC’s dancers.

Working with the dancers at NMBC for the past months has been delightful,” says Cisneros-Legate. “I have been able to share some of my professional experience with them and they are eager to apply corrections. I look forward to a continued artistic journey through our Nutcracker season together.”

In addition to taking over as Guest Artistic Director and coaching the company, Cisneros-Legate will also stage a new version of The Nutcracker as something fresh for New Mexico audiences.

According to Cisneros-Legate, she is “excited to work on a Nutcracker this season that clearly tells the story and is a magical journey for our New Mexico audiences.”

Cisneros-Legate also hopes to do more than just teach, choreograph, and coach NMBC’s dancers - she aims to make a lasting impact on the company.

“I am looking forward  to working with the dedicated dancers of NMBC,” says Cisneros-Legate, “and help them to deepen their technical strength, artistic understanding, and their personal artistic fulfillment.”

To learn more about Mrs. Cisneros-Legate, visit her artist page HERE and be sure to join us this season and see what AMAZING this are in store!

Audition information for our upcoming season can be found HERE!



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