Guest Artist: Craig Ellingson
We are excited to have Craig Ellingson back this season dancing the role of Drosselmeyer. This season will mark Craig's second season performing the role of Drosselmeyer for The Classic Nutcracker. He has also performed in Christmas Holiday productions in the past and Duke Ellington's Nutcracker with the FMBallet.
Craig A. Ellingson is the Director of Theatre Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead where he teaches in the area of acting, directing, musical theatre, movement and dance. During his recent sabbatical he finished a year-long study with The Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre. As a founding member of Music Theatre Fargo-Moorhead, he has had the privilege of creating the roles of the Bobby in Company, Emcee in Cabaret, Jekyll in Jekyll and Hyde, Charlie Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Jamie in The Last Five Years; Toad in A Year with Frog and Toad; Jeff in [title of show] and many others. Other musical theatre performance credits include Gordo in A New Brain, Harold Hill in The Music Man, Albert in Bye, Bye Birdie, Che in Evita and Rutledge in 1776. He has also performed at the Kennedy Center with Signature Theatre’s production of Overtures. In addition to his musical theatre performance experience, Craig has danced and directed professionally in the Midwest. Craig holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a M.F.A. in Theatre Directing from Minnesota State University Mankato.