Mon Cher,

Nutcracker Rouge is now in it’s 8th year, let us raise a glass of champagne! Thank you for joining us at Théâtre XIV for this annual smash. Each year I endeavor to amaze you with new tricks. I hope you'll be pleased.

Je t'aime, Austin



Cast & Creative


— The New York Times

Austin McCormick

Artistic Director & Founder

In 2006, Austin created COMPANY XIV wowing critics and audiences with a unique blend of circus, Baroque dance, ballet, opera, live music and lavish design. Recent credits include choreography for the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Canadian Opera Company, The Juilliard School, Guggenheim Works in Process, Carnegie Hall La Serenissima festival, Gotham Chamber Opera and the Kennedy Center. Upcoming Projects include choreography for Houston Grand Opera and Opera Columbus. @austinmccormickxiv

Zane PiHlstrom

Costume & Scenic Design

Zane Pihlstrom has been collaborating with Austin McCormick and his dancers on the decadent costumes and set designs of Company XIV productions for nearly eight years.  His work with the company has garnered him a Drama Desk Nomination and an Innovative Theater Nomination. Outside the sparkling world of Company XIV, Zane frequently designs plays and operas with international theaters in Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Germany, Lithuania and China. He holds his MA from the Yale School of Drama. www.zanepihlstrom.com 

Jeanette Oi-Suk YEW

Light design

Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew is a NYC based lighting designer. Her designs have been seen in venues such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Rose Theater at Lincoln Center, the Kitchen, HERE Arts Center, St. Ann's Warehouse, La Mama ETC, ArtsEmerson, Manhattan School of Music, Joyce SOHO, REDCAT and Highways Performance Space, and internationally at Havana, Prague, Lima, Graz and Edinburgh.  With Company XIV, in addition to Nutcracker Rouge, she has designed Rococo Rouge and Cinderella.  Her work was described as “…contains the vibrant richness of a Caravaggio painted in neon.” www.jeanetteyew.com

David Gibbs/DARR Publicity

Press Representative

David Gibbs (Press Representative) is the founder of DARR Publicity, a boutique press agency specializing in theater, dance, music-driven shows and unique theatrical experiences. Clients include The Amoralists, Company XIV, Ice Factory Festival, La MaMa, Molière in the Park, New Ohio Theatre and PTP/NYC. David has publicized shows at many Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway venues throughout NYC. His clients have won Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards. www.darrpublicity.com

Assistant Producer: Josh Rowe

Production Stage Manager: Kristina Vnook

Front of House Manager: Anne Lahey

Rehearsal Director: Allison Schuster

Wardrobe Supervisor: Lauren Brandt

Costume Shop Manager: Quinn Czejkowski

Wardrobe Staff: Allison Dyke, Quinn Czejkowski, Dominique Kelly, Elise Walsh

Wardrobe Sub: Allison Dyke

Associate Lighting Design: Jessica Elliot

Master Electrician: Tom Dyer

Sound Engineer: Sean Hagerty

Technical Director: John Starmer

Assistant Stage Manager: Gabby Gowdie

Assistant Stage Manager Subs: Nick Auer, Ange Lopilato

Box Office Associate: Sam Dugger

Maitre’Ds: Courtney Acomb, Hannah Whitney, Sam Dugger

Bussers: Diego Bohorquez, David Louis

Social Media: Lilin Lace

Red Velvet

Official Music Video

Written & Performed by LEXXE for Company XIV’s Nutcracker Rouge