Nutcracker Ballet - Panama City (FL)

Marina Civic Center
Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 850.763.4696 (press 0)

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Panama City!

Experience Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour  presenting world class ballerinas and danseurs in over 100 cities across North America this holiday season. CNNspoke with Producer Akiva Talmi about the ballet’s unique Dove of Peace character which was inspired by Bolshoi Principal Artists’ performance in NYC in 1957, and first presented by Moscow Ballet as a single ballerina costumed in 2 lightly feathered wings. Talmisays, “Masha flies on the wings of the Dove of Peace around the world seeking peace and harmony. She goes to France, Italy, Africa -- all around the world, and she finds peace and harmony through love.” In Act II Masha and her Nutcracker Prince arrive in the “Land of Peace and Harmony” (traditionally called the Land of Sweets) and celebrate the great heritages of the world including African, Asian, European, Hispanic and Slavic.

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2018 Panama City Performances!

Studio by the Sea opened in 2012 with the goal of bringing a new standard of excellence in dance to the Panama City area with a curriculum anchored in classical Ballet technique.  Artistic Director Wendy Lewis trained and performed with the top-ranked Ballet West for several years before receiving a degree in Ballet Performance from the University of South Florida.  She danced with various companies and taught classes at dance schools throughout Tampa Bay prior to relocating to Panama City beach, where the opportunity to offer a ballet-intensive dance program presented itself.  Locally, she has served as director of the Gulf Coast State College Singing Commodores and choreographer for the award-winning Gulf World magic show, as well as appearing in locally-filmed "Dancin' It's On," Directed by David Winters. Along with a staff of highly-accomplished instructors, each having achieved elite levels of training and performance, Studio by the Sea has become a respected center for premiere dance instruction in Panama City and surrounding areas.  Observers often compliment SBTS students for not only exhibiting meticulous technique, but exuding a joyful performance-quality that their passionate instructors have instilled in them.


About the Marina Civic Center

The Marina Civic Center serves as a front door for Bay County, attracting national touring acts, competitions and individual entertainers. The Center provides a place for performing arts and cultural events, as well as serving as a meeting place for business and corporations throughout the region and beyond. Beautifully decorated with maintained grounds and parking available on three sides of the building, the Marina Civic Center is a focal point in downtown Panama City. With a beautiful panoramic view of historic St. Andrews Bay, the center is located near the Panama City Marina, just a short walk of downtown shops, restaurants & art galleries.