Dancer: Annika Dalbratt, Photographer: Mike Reid

Movement 2:
The Holiday Collection

Featuring the choreography of
Peter Anastos and Anne Mueller.


Set the Stage Episode 1:

Join us for a joyful journey through the history of Ballet Idaho’s Nutcracker and in-depth conversations with the creators and dreamers who made the new production unveiled during the 2019 holiday season possible.


Set the Stage Episode 2:

Grab a mug of steaming hot chocolate and pull up a chair for fireside chats with Ballet Idaho dancers as they share some of their favorite Nutcracker memories from childhood until now. We’ll show archival footage of beloved Nutcracker scenes and join Anne Mueller in the journey of choreographing a uniquely Idaho holiday ballet.


The World Premiere
A Spectacular Holiday Spectacular! by Anne Mueller

In the spirit and style of TV Holiday variety shows of the late 70’s, A Spectacular Holiday Spectacular! explores the themes and emotions of the holidays in a series of virtuosic dance vignettes.  Set to almost entirely original holiday music from the uniquely curated Idaho Ho Ho albums, the musical (and dance) styles range from swinging classic jazz, to bluegrass and tango!