THE QUEEN OF NORI is an original dance theater production following a Queen who turns to dark magic to save her kingdom from war with neighboring powers.

Conceived and choregraphed by polymath artist Holly Stone, THE QUEEN OF NORI takes story ballet into the 21st century and asks what happens when people in positions of power are put to the ultimate test. 

THE QUEEN OF NORI uses the interplay of classical ballet and contemporary dance vocabulary to explore political power, magic, parenthood, and the consequences of new technologies. We feature stories and voices underrepresented in the classical ballet canon, and seek to empower young dancers to share their stories through a fantasy lens.

Meet the director

Holly Stone is the founder Artistic Director of StoneWorks Productions and holds an MFA in Dance from Florida State University.


The Queen of Nöri is going to travel all the way to OAHU. Save the dates September 16th, 17th and 18th.

More information coming soon.

Kailua Dance Academy

Dedicated to achieving excellence through dance, Kailua Dance Academy keeps our program current and our dancers connected to the greater performing arts world by working regularly with guest teachers and artists.

We are thrilled to partner this year with StoneWorks Productions, providing a unique opportunity for our Hawaii dance community by bringing local students and professionals together with mainland guests for the Hawaii premiere of The Queen of Nöri.