Nutcracker Ballet - Monterey (CA)

Golden State Theatre
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About Golden State Theatre

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Monterey! In 1926, a 15,000 square-foot Moorish castle rose on Alvarado Street, to the amazement of locals and visitors alike. A new cinema and live performance venue to rival those in California's largest cities, the Golden State Theatre was the definition of an opulent movie palace. After decades of deterioration, it has been faithfully restored to its former glory, featuring an Old World grand lobby and mezzanine, one thousand plush velvet seats, state-of-the-art sound, and the indefinable magic of a truly historic setting. B.B. King, Willie Nelson, The Smothers Brothers — these are just some of the names that have recently graced the stage, contributing to the Theatre's new legacy since its renovation and exciting revival.

Monterey Ballet Partnership: SpectorDance

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Monterey children from SpectorDance. In order to improve and sustain the quality of its ballet program, SpectorDance is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9-level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Along with building dance skills, the training strives to build important life skills such as commitment, discipline, and respect for others. The teachers pay particular attention to alignment, functional anatomy and the emotional needs of its students. Artistic Director Fran Spector Atkins has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum and will be working with all SpectorDance ballet teachers to insure consistency and excellence.