The Nutcracker holiday tradition continues

  • The West Hawaii Dance Theatre kept the holiday tradition alive this year with two performances of the Nutcracker Ballet on Dec. 23 at Kahilu Theatre. (Steve Roby/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The West Hawaii Dance Theatre kept the holiday tradition alive this year with two performances of the Nutcracker Ballet on Dec. 23 at Kahilu Theatre. (Steve Roby/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The West Hawaii Dance Theatre kept the holiday tradition alive this year with two performances of the Nutcracker Ballet on Dec. 23 at Kahilu Theatre. (Steve Roby/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The West Hawaii Dance Theatre kept the holiday tradition alive this year with two showings of the Nutcracker Ballet on Dec. 23 at Kahilu Theatre. (Steve Roby/Special to WHT)

Virginia Holte, founder and artistic director of the West Hawaii Dance Theatre (WHDT) has offered performances of the Nutcracker Ballet and has across the state for the past 29 years, many of which took place at the Kahilu Theatre.