DDC Archives: Works, Productions, & Collaborations


Interview of Artistic Director, Linze Rickles McRae, in Dance Studio Life magazine:

January 2011 | Ballet Scene | Blueprint for Ballet

Downtown Dance Conservatory & Etowah Youth Orchestra’s Le Casse Noix Moderne – New York City:


Downtown Dance Conservatory’s Echoes in the Amphitheatre:


Downtown Dance Conservatory’s The Glass Slipper:


DDC & EYO’s Corbeau:


Gadsden’s Great Nutcracker


Zelda: An American Muse


25 under 45: Linze Rickles McRae


Classically Progressive: Interview with DDC director, Linze Rickles McRae



DDC in the Gadsden Times

Original Neoclassic Works:

Choreography by Linze Rickles McRae

Muses of Gaia, 2008

GypsyAllegretto, 2009

Krystallnacht, 2010

Speigel Im Speigel: Mirror in Mirror, 2011

Fury Piece, 2011

Night Dances, 2011

Precious Things, 2012

Venus in Retrograde, 2014

Lament, 2014

Venus in Retrograde with Infra, Paris, France & London, UK  2014

Hunting Paperwhites, 2015

Winged Victory, performances in Scotland, UK, 2016

For Frida Khalo, 2016

The Downtown Dance Conservatory prepares to debut new dance

Relic, Alabama Dance Festival, 2017


Full Length Productions:

A Celebration of Eden, 2002

One Midsummer’s Eve, 2005

Legend of Evenstar, 2006

Tales from Wonderland: The Hidden Chapters, 2007

Waking Beauty, 2008

Cathedrals of Winter, 2008  & 2013

Return of Spring, 2009

Vasilisa & The Ballet Suites, 2009

Prudence in Pepperland, 2010

Corbeau, 2009 & 2011

Return to the Secret Garden, 2011

Le Casse Noix Moderne: The Nutcracker, Gadsden & New York City, 2010 & 2011

Noccalula’s Fall, 2012

Echoes in the Amphitheatre, 2013

The Glass Slipper: A Cinderella Story, 2013

Venus in Retrograde,  London & Paris 2014

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Return of the Jabberwocky, 2014

Princess of the Highlands, 2015

Linze McRae’s Swan Lake, 2016

Zelda: An American Muse, 2017

Gadsden’s Great Nutcracker, 2015-currently in annual production



West Side Story, Jacksonville State University, 2003

The Frog & The Well, Artists without Borders, 2005

Corbeau, Etowah Youth Orchestras, 2009 & 2011

Le Casse Noix Moderne, Etowah Youth Orchestras, 2010 & 2011

Romeo et Juliette, Jacksonville Opera Theatre, 2012

Stars & Stripes, Gadsden Symphony Orchestra, 2013

Great Russian Nutcracker, Moscow Ballet, 2013, 2014

Demeter’s Folly, a film with Sanspointe Dance Company, 2015

Miss Alabama Teen USA, opening guests & choreography 2017