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Set to Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, The Nutcracker is, by far, the most widely attended ballet in America. Prima Ballerinas Olga Pavlova and Marina Goshko and Principal Dancers Yevgeni Anfinogenov and Andrey Prikhodko will star in ARTS San Antonio’s presentation of the beloved classic.
Russian Prima Ballerina Olga Pavlova is hailed as “The New Pavlova" by Dance magazine, referring to the famous Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. Born in Moscow, Russia, Olga Pavlova graduated from the famed Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Marina Goshko, Russian native, graduated from the Buryat State Choreographic School. She became a soloist with the Moscow Classical Ballet.
This production of The Nutcracker is choreographed and directed by founder of Mejia Ballet International, Paul Mejia, a well-recognized name in ballet. Mejia is a former principal dancer under the famous choreographer George Balanchine at New York City Ballet. He danced principal roles in many Balanchine ballets. Mejia’s production of The Nutcracker continues the holiday tradition of this very popular ballet.
The performances are scheduled to take place at Texas A&M International University's Center for Fine & Performing Arts Theater from December 4-7, 2014. The Laredo Phil, under the direction of Maestro Brendan Townsend will bring uniqueness to the performance, as a first time ballet performed with live orchestra in the Laredo area. Sixty of the area's young dancers will grace the stage alongside with the prestigious Mejia Ballet International. This is a performance that you don't want to miss!
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7pm
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7pm
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 2pm and 7pm
*Tickets are priced from $20-$100 and online ticket purchases will be available for purchase shortly.