Nutcracker Ballet - Virginia Beach (VA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 7:00 pm
T: 877.966.8849 

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Virginia Beach at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts on November 24 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

 

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Virginia Beach on Thanksgiving Friday, November 24, 7:00 pm at Sandler Center for the Perfoming Arts.

All ages are invited to celebrate Christmas with the Moscow Ballet company of almost 40 ballerinas and danseurs on their 25th Anniversary Tour of North America in 2017. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is known for its award-winning Principal Dancers, lavish costumes in the style of the Victorian era, many backdrops created by “La La Land’ Set Concept designer Carl Sprague, and its Russian focus including life-sized Matryoshka Dolls, Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and Troika Sleigh. Adults and children enjoy the special effects of the flapping winged owl on the Grandfather clock, the growing 50 ft tall Christmas Tree, the Dove of Peace with a 20ft wingspan, and of course, the leaps, spins, and extraordinary moves of the company all performed to Tchaikovsky’s complete and incomparable score. 

Tickets start at $28.00. Platinum Experience tickets feature artist Meet N Greet and branded gift items; Gold Circle Gift Packages include branded gift items. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. Discounts for Seniors 65+, Active and Inactive Armed Services, and Motorclub members are available from www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets .  Single tickets in Virginia Beach are available April 21 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or YNotTix.com (877-966-8849). 

25 Years and 2 Generations Strong: Local Ballet Students Perform with Moscow Ballet Pros in Virginia Beach Thanksgiving Fri, Nov 24

25 years and 2 generations later, over 75,000 local ballet students, ages 6 to 18 with at least 1 year of ballet training, perform side-by-side with Moscow Ballet pros. In Virginia Beach the Dance with Us”  cast will perform their roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Thanksgiving Friday, November 24, 7:00pm at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts  this holiday season. 

“It was such an amazing opportunity for our young dancers to grow and see how a professional company works...the costumes were breathtaking, says Julia Zhmutski of Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Julia’s Dance Academy in Oklahoma City. The ballet students, who study at ballet schools in the area, auditioned for Moscow Ballet Audition Director Olena Pedan  in the fall and rehearsed their roles at the Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Conservatory of Dance. The children’s roles are as Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Sprites, Snow Maidens, and Act II’s Variations of the world’s five great heritages. The experience of auditioning for a professional, rehearsing with the company, being fitted in Moscow Ballet costumes, and performing for a live audience of a thousand or more is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these children! See the Dance with Us  student dancers perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker:www.nutcracker.com/yourcity .

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.