Nutcracker Ballet - St. Petersburg (FL)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Mahaffey Theater at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 7:00 pm
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Mahaffey Theater at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts
Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 727.893.7832 or 800.874.9020

About Host Studio: Judith Lee Johnson Dance School

Judith Lee Johnson Dance School is the longest continuously operating studio in St. Petersburg and is one of the longest operating and best-known dance schools in Central Florida with more than 40 years of guiding scores of dancers into America's most prestigious ballet companies. Former students have danced with many ballet companies including three dancers invited to the New York City Ballet, and others to Pennsylvania Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet, Atlanta Ballet and many others. Johnson studied as a child with one of St. Petersburg's few dance teachers, Lois Eborn who took Judith for her first audition at NYC Ballet where she was invited to return every summer thereafter. She also went to Cuba and studied at the world-renowned Alicia Alonso School in Havana. She was one of 60 teachers nationwide to be invited by NYC Ballet to attend a week-long teacher's seminar with George Balanchine.  Daniel Ulbricht was Judith’s first student to be accepted into New York City Ballet where he is now a Principal dancer. More than 20 of Judith’s students have been accepted into New York City Ballet's School of American Ballet!

About The Mahaffey Theater

The Mahaffey Theater at the Progress Energy Center for the Arts first opened as part of the Bayfront Center entertainment complex in 1965. It is a 2,031-seat venue that also features European box-style seating as well as a ballroom space. The theater has hosted various performances, such as the Florida Orchestra, Riverdance, and several traveling Broadway tours, and is a supporter of the Class Acts program, which allows St. Petersburg-area children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances and in-school programs. The Mahaffey will soon present Kenny Rogers, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and Martina McBride, among others.