Tajh Boyd Goes from Passing Plays to Pas de Deux in CBT’s Nutcracker
The “big dance” means something entirely different for former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd this week. And it requires a completely different uniform than he’s used to.
Boyd will don a tux and dance his way onstage for three minutes during the party scene of Carolina Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville,” Dec. 22–23, at the Peace Center Concert Hall.
“It’s too long — it should be a 30-second role,” he says, laughing. “I might be a little clumsy. I gotta get a haircut first.”
Boyd is one of four special guests — two from Greenville, one from New York City and one from Miami — featured in the year’s production. Leslie Haas, local entreprenuer and barre-exercise enthusiast, will be Boyd’s partner on stage. Principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht from New York City Ballet and principal dancer Jeanette Delgado from Miami City Ballet will be performing on opening night as the Cavalier and adult Clara, respectively.