Nutcracker Ballet - Birmingham (AL)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex- Concert Hall
Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 3:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Local Musical Wunderkind Emily Turner Accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina at Birmingham’s BJCC Concert Hall in 2018

Violinist Emily Turner accompanied a prima ballerina in Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” before a performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker on the 2018 Dove of Peace Tour at Birmingham’s BJCC Concert Hall. The performance was part of Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind.”

 Emily Turner, 13, is a member of the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra and studies under Jeffrey Flaniken at Samford University. She has performed with the Alabama All-State Orchestra and Fiddle Frenzy, a Nashville-based performing group. Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind,” who perform in many cities on the 2018 tour, are Concerto Competition winners and the next generation of professional musicians. Through this program they have the rare opportunity of accompanying a world-class Principal Ballerina live before their hometown audience. 

About Host Studio: Linda Dobbins Dance

Linda Dobbins Dance, established in 1996, has garnered an excellent reputation for training beginner thru pre-professional/professional dancers. Their mission is to help each student achieve their personal goals and to instill in the dancers life skills that are professionally important. Linda Dobbins Dance is proud of its heritage as a strong competitive dance and theatrical training studio. The school offers intense training in jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, modern, contemporary, clogging, vocal performance and acting. Linda Dobbins Dance aspires to instill confidence in its students as well as teach values such as responsibility, discipline, pride, perfection and the coping skills needed to work in a competitive environment.

About the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC)

In the heart of thriving, fun-filled Birmingham is the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC). As one of the city's premier gathering places, it is where concerts, Broadway shows, local meetings, banquets, educational, cultural, religious and social functions are held on behalf of all members of the community. Here is array of top-notch facilities, 1056 adjoining guest rooms in Westin Birmingham and Sheraton Birmingham hotels, an Uptown District with convenient dining and entertainment as well as a host of specialized services. The Convention Center's primary mission is to attract theatrical performances, conventions and meetings that will generate economic benefits for the region. The BJCC is an important community gathering place and is more than just a venue for conventions and trade shows, it is also a magnet for the local community too. BJCC hosts popular consumer events such as the Birmingham International Auto Show and Birmingham Sport & Boat Show and many more that thousands flock to every year.