Guest Artists

GCB hires professional dancers to perform the leading roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier — and, these amazing athletes inspire all of us with their talent and generosity of spirit.

  • If you would like an autograph or photo, please ask them after the show is over.
  • The dressing room reserved for guest artists is off limits to the cast — please do not enter or disturb.
  • While guest artists are backstage, they need to concentrate and should not be distracted. If you are waiting backstage for your part, please give them plenty of space and do not talk to them or give them a big hug. They would be happy to visit with you when the show is over!
  • 2020 No professional guests due to Covid-19.
  • 2019 Ashley Hagler / Troy Herring
  • 2018 Ashley Hagler / Troy Herring
  • 2017 Ashley Hagler / Troy Herring (Salzburg Ballet / Les Grands Ballets Canadiens)
  • 2016 Rylee Ann Rogers / Taylor Stanger
  • 2015 Nikki Trerise White / Ethan White
  • 2014 Traci Finch / Jorge Andres Villarini (New Chamber Ballet / Dance Theatre of Harlem)
  • 2013 Katherine Lawrence / Tom Mattingly (Ballet West)
  • 2012 Erica Felsh / Robert Dekkers (Ballet Arizona / Diablo Ballet)
  • 2011 Christiana Bennet / Christopher Ruud (Ballet West)
  • 2010 Christiana Bennet / Christopher Ruud (Ballet West)
  • 2009 Stella Abrera / Sascha Radetsky (ABT)
  • 2008 Emily Grizzell / Amar Dhaliwal (Royal Winnipeg Ballet)
  • 2007 Erica Felsh / Askar Alimbetov (San Diego Ballet Company)
  • 2006 Jacquelyn Reyes / Matthew Murphy (ABT) and Adrienne Schulte / Blaine Hoven (ABT)
  • 2005 Stella Abrera / Sascha Radetsky (ABT)