The PLIÉ (Parents Leading in Education) of the Northwest Florida Ballet Académie presented the Fort Walton Beach Public Library with a check in the amount of $2000.00. The Fort Walton Beach Library has been a partner with the NFB Académe for more than 13 years. Students attend the library with their teachers monthly and enjoy extended checkout periods as well as fine-free library service. NFB Académe have attended more than 800 classroom visits; and over the course of the partnership, the students have checked out more than 45,000 library items.

The Nutcracker – Nov. 17-19

Fort Walton Beach, Fla. – The Northwest Florida Ballet will present the 38th annual production of the classic holiday fairytale The Nutcracker on Fri. and Sat., Nov. 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m. Performances will be held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center and will feature live music by the Northwest Florida Ballet Symphony Orchestra.

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The Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) announces programming for its 48th season and welcomes back the Northwest Florida Ballet Symphony Orchestra led by renowned conductor and composer, David Ott.

The 2017-2018 season includes World Ballet Stars, a FREE outdoor performance of Giselle, the full-length production of The Nutcracker with live music by the NFB Symphony Orchestra, Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas and Peter Pan with live music by the NFB Symphony Orchestra. In addition, this season we have two different subscription packages to choose from.

To learn more about the season, visit the Performances page. For details on our orchestra and NFB Music Director David Ott, visit our Orchestra page.

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Courtney Enchanted: One of NFB’s Own in the Big Apple
By SAVANNAH EVANOFF | Daily News
Published: August 7, 2017

FORT WALTON BEACH — Enchanted seems like the best word to describe Courtney Shealy. At 19, she has explored underwater caves in Oman, risen through ranks at the United States’ most prestigious ballet company and danced in front of thousands at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

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The Gulf Gives Back 11:00 am
The Gulf Gives Back @ The Gulf Okaloosa Island
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Gulf Gives Back @ The Gulf Okaloosa Island
Join NFB at The Gulf on Okaloosa Island on Nov. 7! The Gulf is generously donating 10% of the day’s proceeds to NFB! Come out and enjoy great food, awesome beverages and an amazing view while helping our organization!
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Nutcracker 2017 7:30 pm
Nutcracker 2017 @ Mattie Kelly Arts Center
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nutcracker 2017 @ Mattie Kelly Arts Center | Niceville | Florida | United States
Based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice,” NFB produces the only full-length production with professional dancers of the classic holiday ballet in the area. The Nutcracker performances will be held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on November 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and November 19 at 2:30 p.m. In its 38th year, The Nutcracker ... Read More
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Nutcracker 2017 7:30 pm
Nutcracker 2017 @ Mattie Kelly Arts Center
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nutcracker 2017 @ Mattie Kelly Arts Center | Niceville | Florida | United States
Based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice,” NFB produces the only full-length production with professional dancers of the classic holiday ballet in the area. The Nutcracker performances will be held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on November 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and November 19 at 2:30 p.m. In its 38th year, The Nutcracker ... Read More
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Nutcracker 2017 2:30 pm
Nutcracker 2017 @ Mattie Kelly Arts Center
Nov 19 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Nutcracker 2017 @ Mattie Kelly Arts Center | Niceville | Florida | United States
Based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice,” NFB produces the only full-length production with professional dancers of the classic holiday ballet in the area. The Nutcracker performances will be held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on November 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and November 19 at 2:30 p.m. In its 38th year, The Nutcracker ... Read More
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Daddy Dance Date 3:00 pm
Daddy Dance Date
Nov 27 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm
Monday through Saturday,  we invite fathers, grandfathers, uncles and any father figures dance with your Child in any of their classes! Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to dance either barefoot or in socks if you do not have Marley Floor appropriate dance shoes.
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