InMotion dancers perform in Seattle, bringing special event to Silverdale

InMotion Performing Arts Studio is performing in the famous ‘Mini Nutcracker’ in the downtown Sheraton in Seattle.                                    - InMotion Performing Arts Studio
InMotion Performing Arts Studio is performing in the famous ‘Mini Nutcracker’ in the downtown Sheraton in Seattle.
— image credit: InMotion Performing Arts Studio

SILVERDALE — The dancers of InMotion Performing Arts Studio in Poulsbo are performing in the noted mini Nutcracker ballet at the Santa Breakfast hosted by the Downtown Sheraton in Seattle.

The first Santa Breakfast was Dec. 11, with two more 700-seat sold out performances on Dec. 18 and 19.

Helen Wilkins, creator and director of the mini Nutcracker, selected InMotion for the performance after an audition. It’s the first time dancers from the Peninsula have performed the ballet.

Dance Ensemble Northwest and InMotion Performing Arts Studio performed the full holiday ballet Thanksgiving weekend in the North Kitsap Community Auditorium.

The 16 cast members range from age 9 to 16 and have rehearsed tirelessly, among many other rehearsals, to prepare for the Seattle show. Not only do they perform a shortened version of the classic ballet, they also lead interactive carols, dancing and meet-and-greets with the guests. Along with the mini Nutcracker, InMotion is bringing to the Kitsap Peninsula — for the first time — the Original Downtown Seattle Frederick and Nelson Santa Breakfast on Christmas Eve morning.

Create a new tradition of breakfast with Santa on Christmas Eve morning, while the whole family enjoys the mini Nutcracker performance.

The event is Dec. 24, 10 a.m. at the Silverdale Beach Hotel. Tickets are $20 each or $130 for a table of eight.

The event includes sit-down breakfast, performance of carolers and the Mini Nutcracker performance, a special holiday craft to take home, and photo opportunities with Santa and Nutcracker characters.

Info: (360) 551-5571, or


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