W. L. Jack Howard Theatre at Monroe Civic Center
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Local Youth Set to Perform with Russian Pros!
Monroe youth and Louisiana Delta Ballet pros auditioned to perform alongside 40 Moscow Ballet professionals at the opening of Moscow Ballet’s 20th Anniversary Great Russian Nutcracker tour at the Jack Howard Theatre Thursday, November 15 at 7:30pm. Missy Crain School of Dance is the host studio for Moscow Ballet’s Student Program and Natalia Miroshnyk is the Russian Audition and Rehearsal Director. Every year since 1993, Moscow Ballet has engaged local ballet students and host studios in cities on the North American tour, offering them the most unusual opportunity of auditioning, rehearsing and performing in a professional setting. Moscow Ballet is proud to announce a partnership withMs. Crain and the Louisiana Delta Ballet this year. Ms. Crain's training began with Twin City Ballet where she studied with some of the world's finest instructors, including Robert Joffrey, Richard Englund, and David Howard.
Selected student dancers are: Party Children: Rachel Elliott, Madalyne Broussard, Shelbi Green, Anna Rinehart, Julie Vandenberg, Seara Searcy, Leanne Watson, Sydney Shows, Ryia Williams, MaKayla Lewis, Audrey McDonald, Laney Robbins. Mice: Allison Gauthreaux, Anna Davis, Alaysha Wilson, Eve Rinehart, Jacob Dowdy, Anzlee Allen, Sarah Littleton, Elizabeth Hill. Snow Maidens: Megan Griffin, Megan Gallagher, Anna Harris, Madison Scheer, Codi Cleveland, Jorgia Nalley, Chloe Mae Winstead, Julie Vandenberg, Grace Borden, Summer Holloway, Kylie Boudreaux, Ainsley Wolff. Dancers in Act II’s variations are Spanish: Ford Finley, Lauren Houck, Simone Koskie, Laney Robbins. French:Danielle Kolb and Sydney Shows. Chinese: Alexandra McConnell and Mady Jo Underwood. Russian: Sarah Marchbank, Caroline Hill, MaKayla Lewis, Audrey McDonald. For tickets go to www.nutcracker.com. For groups of ten or more, call 800-320-1733 x15.
Louisiana Delta Ballet’s primary goal is to bring quality ballet to North Louisiana in order to develop appreciation of the arts in young citizens and to enthuse the community at large in the passion of ballet. The company strives to further the growth of the arts through the development of audiences. Louisiana Delta Ballet is proud to be a part of Regional Dance America where the company was chosen to perform original choreographic works. Louisiana Delta Ballet has the distinct honor of performing in Montreal, Canada in May 2012 at the National Regional Dance America festival along with other regional companies.
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker is
Coming to Monroe / Ruston with 20th Anniversary Production!
The special 20th Anniversary production of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in 2012 overflows with a spectacular new "Dove of Peace," where 2 dancers become one stunning bird, inspired by the early works of Stanislov Vlasov, original choreographer and director of Moscow Ballet's inaugural Great Russian Nutcracker. The production also features a Christmas tree that grows to 7 stories tall; falling snow and Troika-styled sleigh escorted by Russian folk characters Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden); towering hand-made silk puppets; 200 all new, lavish costumes; and 9 hand- painted backdrops, all set to Pyotr Tchaikovsky's complete Nutcracker Suite score.
For 20 years, Great Russian Nutcracker performances have featured the finest Russian ballerinas and danseurs. From former Bolshoi soloist Stanislov Vlasov and partner Lilia Sabitova (People's Artist of Russia) in 1993 to the classic Marina Alexandrova and Vitaly Zabelin in 1996; danseur and upstart choreographer Anatolie Emelianov and Honored Artist of Russia Tatiana Predenia in 2002; Varna IBC Gold Medalists Cristina and Alexei Terentiev in 2006; and award winning partners Karyna Shatkovskaya and Vladimir Tkachenko in 2011. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker celebrates 20 years of soaring holiday spirit!
"Technically flawless...Intricate, yet effortless."
The Monroe Civic Center Complex, built in 1965, offers "diverse entertainment opportunities" for the greater Monroe region. A multi-purpose arena, the Civic Center hosts a wide variety of entertainment, from music concerts and theater performances to banquets and trade shows, to sporting events and comedians. Past performances at the venue include the Harlem Globetrotters, Merle Haggard, Blue Man Group, and the Bayou Black Open Rodeo tour.