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This is our News Page where you can learn the latest about Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker and Orlando Community Arts.  

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Michala is a graduate of Jones High School of Orlando, Florida.  While at University of Florida, she excels in her academics and athletics.  She is a 2022 SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient and the president of the Black Student-Athlete Organization.  She has also represented the Gators at the South Eastern Conference (SEC) Student-Athlete Leadership Council.

Orlando Community Arts is pleased to present Michala McGee to our young talented dancers.   

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SEC champ hosts OCA Master Class 

Orlando, FL

October 8, 2023.

Orlando Community Arts will host a MasterClass with Michala McGee, a senior on the Florida Gators 2024 Women's Gymnastics Roster, for the benefit of the cast of Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker. 

Participants will learn the proper technique to warm up and prepare for performance, ensuring that our cast members understand how to increase flexibility and achieve optimum performance.

Orlando Community Arts proudly supports arts summer camps in 2023

Orlando, FL

May 2, 2023.

Orlando Community Arts (OCA) is pleased to support community arts organizations as they share dance and theater skills with Central Florida's youth.  Through microgrants issued by Orlando Community Arts,  our partners are able to reduce the participation cost for children to attend several local camps this summer.  This will allow enthusiastic youth in our community to learn or fine-tune their theater and dance skills.   

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Naomi Joy & Jones High in 2023 Clare

Orlando FL

April 23, 2023.

"Naomi Joy, author, Grammy-nominated music educator, and saxophonist will be a guest artist in this year's production of Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker", said Mrs Page in a recent interview about the upcoming performance.  

"We are also so excited to work with the Jones High School Jazz Orchestra and Drum Line students and with the Jones High School Alumni Jazz Band to bring the sounds of Duke Ellington to Central Florida in Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker.  We are proud to announce that we will also have theater students from Jones High School, as understudies to our technical crew. Our partnership with Jones High School will allow us to give the students real-world experience, either on stage as performers or as a crew member."  

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Tiktok Dancers join the 2023 production

March 15, 2023

Orlando, FL

JOE STYLEZZZ, an internationally renowned dancer returns to Orlando, to perform in “Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker” alongside his 9-year old daughter Josiah- Elicia aka Elli. Joe’s first performance with Orlando Community Arts was in 2008 at the Bob Carr in "The Chocolate Nutcracker", which has since been trademarked as "Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker".

 

Beverly Page said, "Orlando Community Arts is excited about this full circle moment. We welcome Joe and Elli to Orlando."  

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OCA announces the 2023 performance

February 23, 2023

Orlando, FLA

Beverly Page, CEO and President of Orlando Community Arts recently announced Saturday November 25, as the date of the 2023 performance of Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker.    

"We are excited to return to the Walt Disney Theater of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts", said Mrs Page.  "Our choreographers and dancers will deliver a performance that will entertain and delight our audience," she added.  Tickets will go on sale in September. Fans are invited to sign up for email notification when tickets are available.  Click here to go to the sign up form to be added to the email list.   

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