Nutcracker Ballet - Virginia Beach (VA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 7:00 pm
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 877.966.8849

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Virginia Beach!

 

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 Virginia Beach Performances!

The Conservatory of Dance (formerly known as Conservatory of Arts) was established over 40 years ago in Virginia Beach.  The Conservatory strives to: Be a leader in promoting dance in the Hampton Roads Area; To educate dancers in the fine art of Classical Ballet and Jazz; Build Self-Esteem; Promote Focus and Discipline in all classes; and Promote Confidence in Students. The Conservatory of Dance has two spacious studios, floating sprung sub-floors, Marley flooring, a dressing area for students, waiting area for parents, and a professional teaching staff. Founder and owner Susan Boyette has been studying dance at various schools local including  Washington D.C. (Washington Ballet), Maryland (Maryland Youth Ballet), and New York (Joffrey Ballet), since childhood. She has been an active board member of the Virginia Beach Ballet since 1989. She has served as Dancer representative, Vice-President, and currently as President. Susan has been a performer with the Virginia Beach Ballet since 1982 and she has performed lead roles such as: Beauty (Beauty and the Beast), Swanhilda (Coppelia), Sapphire Fairy (Sleeping Beauty), Snow White, Red Shoes, Firebird, and many more. Susan has choreographed for Virginia Beach Ballet, local and state level scholarship pageants, and is the Dance with Us Coordinator for the Moscow Ballet’s annual production of “The Great Russian Nutcracker”.

About the Sandler Center

The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts - In recent years, Virginia Beach has developed a strong and growing market for the performing arts, and the demand has increased tremendously as more visitors, residents, and businesses are drawn to the area. In 2001, existing regional facilities were limited, lacking the optimal size, quality, and functionality to meet the needs of current and potential tenants. Emerging and long-standing local arts organizations desperately wanted access to well-equipped facilities with rehearsal and teaching spaces, reservation scheduling, and reasonable rental rates. It soon became apparent to the Virginia Beach City Council that the city needed its own cultural center, and the Council began its plans to replace the 1000-seat Pavilion Theatre with a facility deemed "equal or better." After 6 diligent years, the city completed its architectural masterpiece. The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts was dedicated in November of 2007, and is now not only heralded as one of the region's most stunning structures, but also among the nation's most acoustically sound venues for the arts.