After formative training at seiskaya ballet in ny, alexandra began her professional career at tulsa ballet as an apprentice and worked her way through the ranks to perform principal roles in a full spectrum of classical, balanchine and contemporary works. At wda, she was the director of inside out dance company for 3 years, coproduced the nutcracker and annual spring recitals, and acted as an assistant director managing the studio. We want our students to enjoy and respect the art of dance, celebrating the human bodys ability to translate feelings and emotions into dance form. Dec 14, 2017 its an honor for any young ballerina to be cast as clara in the nutcracker.
Over 50 professional performances, as well as approximately 450 events generated by the departments of art, theater arts, and music, are part of the staller center season and are supplemented by those outside presenters such as the seiskaya ballet, which presents the nutcracker. He trained at the royal ballet upper school on a full scholarship after winning the youth america grand prix aged 15. Moscow ballet the nutcracker west cast theatre ballet. In this area she has taught at skidmore, russell sage, siena, and adirondack community colleges, ballet regent, the capital ballet and saratoga city ballet.
A unified pedagogical approach to ballet training, steeped in russian. This is nicoles eleventh season with ballet theatre of maryland where she has been featured as clara and the snow queen in the nutcracker, odetteodile in swan lake, the firebird in the firebird, swanhilda in coppelia, juliet in romeo and juliet, as a principal in antony tudors continuo, the principal couple in italian syphonette, hermia in a. He began ballet training age five at the seiskaya ballet in st. Professional ballet dancer and instructor, peter hershey, will impress as the cavalier.
Ncdpaf is honored to have a talented guest dancer in the cavalier role. Dec 21 seiskaya ballets the nutcracker hauppauge, ny. December 1922 at stony brook universitys staller center for the arts. Its an honor for any young ballerina to be cast as clara in the nutcracker. Wayne eaglings production of the nutcracker for english national ballet has moments of the purest enchantment, but is flawed by hardtofollow storytelling. Riveting choreography, lavish costumes and sumptuous sets are the hallmark for long islands most enchanting nutcracker.
From 2009 to 20, he worked as a freelance dancer and teacher at several. Amanda foto, left, and alexis gutierrez will share the role of clara in ballet apetreis 25th anniversary production of the beloved christmas ballet the nutcracker, dec. Since 2014, she has been invited by new york city ballets principal dancer, daniel ulbricht, to teach in saratoga, new york, for the new york state summer school of the arts. Tulsa ballet as an apprentice and retired as a principal dancer in 20. For ticket information and show times call seiskaya ballet 6315840192 6318626925. Stearns was born in long island, new york, and began his classical training aged. Nutcracker ballet makes annual return to tpac atascadero news.
Long islands premiere dance event, seiskaya ballet s nutcracker features some of americas finest young talents and distinguished guest artists. Staller center for the arts, named in memory of max and mary staller, offers a wide. Seiskaya ballets the nutcracker at the staller center. Seiskaya ballet december 2, 2019 guest artist darren mcintyre joins the seiskaya ballet during the december 1922 6performance run of seiskaya ballet s nutcracker at. For the past years, she was working at southwest classical dance institute, teaching and choreographing for several schools in the valley such as arizona school of classical ballet, center point dance, dance connection 2, impact dance, studio 3, and dance republic to name a few. Seiskaya was with the greek national opera for seventeen years and, as a featured soloist, toured europe and russia. Seiskaya ballets the nutcracker on fios1 long island youtube. Jan 12, 2010 nutcracker ballet ny 2010 amateur skip navigation. In 20 the center introduced digital cinema projection and remains at the. Seiskaya ballet s the nutcracker returns to stony brook universitys staller center for the arts for six performances, december 1922, 2019.
Hagop kharatian trained at the vaganova ballet academy in st. The nutcracker, several times in oakland, ca long islands premiere dance event, seiskaya ballet s nutcracker features some of americas finest young talents and distinguished guest artists. One of the ways the famous corps the ballet of dutch national ballet impresses tonight is the lack of sound from the dance floor. Nutcracker ballet is the gift that keeps on giving in. Oct 21, 2008 long islands preimier nutcracker, child freindly. American ballet theatre swan lake michigan opera theatre. In fall of 20, the national dance educators organization invited her to present at their annual conference in miami. Highlights of 20 choose an article the nutcracker herald a diminutive preteen with huge potential our town seiskaya ballets nutcracker at the staller center highlights of 2012. Thanks to usfamilyguide and the moscow ballets great russian nutcracker.
She also taught at the joffrey ballet school in new york city and at a summer joffrey midwest workshop. Cory stearns is a principal dancer of american ballet theatre. The ballet features americas biggest ballet stars portraying the tragic love story of prince siegfried and princess odette and their attempt to break the spell that turns her into a swan. Acclaimed choreographer valie seiskaya and the seiskaya ballet returned for its 19th season to perform the nutcracker at the staller center. She also was a 20 scholarship recipient at chicagos visceral dance. Laura began her career with the atlanta ballet under the direction of john mcfall, where she spent ten years, becoming a principal dancer with the company. Long islands most lavish nutcracker, the seiskaya ballet production of the classic holiday ballet returns to stony brooks staller center. The dutch national ballets sleeping beauty by bachtrack.
Seiskaya ballet nutcracker arabian john braile galleries. She is an experienced teacher who has held faculty positions at ballet hispanico, manhattan school of ballet, and peridance. How young ballerinas become clara in the nutcracker. He made his royal ballet debut in the 20 14 season as prince the nutcracker. No matter how many dancers jump in unison on the gigantic muziektheater stage, their feet are barely audible if at all. The nutcracker, as well as many soloist roles in ballets such as who cares. Seiskaya ballet s the nutcracker on fios1 long island duration. The seiskaya ballets nutcracker has become a perennial holiday favorite on long island. The staller center at stony brook university hosts its returning production, the nutcracker, crafted by famous artists and dancers from all over the world. If the bad boys of dance display tons of attitude in their debut saturday night at staller center, thats what founder rasta thomas intended. In march of 2014, irina and hagop took over ascb and became the. Long islands premiere dance event, seiskaya ballets nutcracker features some of americas finest young talents and distinguished guest artists. Mirlitons dance from the nutcracker metropolitan ballet academy. Jaeger appeared in numerous principal roles as a member of the ridgefield civic ballet, bare bones dance project, contemporary dance ensemble, and for the danbury music centres nutcracker.
Should you want to find tickets in your area visit here for all the details. As a 16yearold, thomas broke mikhail baryshnikovs rec. Dec 19 seiskaya ballets the nutcracker smithtown, ny. New york nutcracker ballet performance directory the nutcracker ballet nutcracker performance listings are provided by state and city and by the company performing the nutcracker ballet. Paul cornell cory stearns born october 16, 1985 is an american ballet dancer who is a. The nutcracker doll head, featured in the ballet s famous ballet scene, where the nutcracker doll, brought to life by the magic of dr.
Aug, 20 the moscow ballet will hold two open auditions in the chicago area in their search for talented young dancers ages 717 to perform in their annual chicago production of the great russian nutcracker. This years staging of the nutcracker is again scheduled for six performances. Find a performance in your state, or visit your city to find out when we will be in your area. Tickets seiskaya ballets the nutcracker 2019 staller. Bad boys of dance rock the ballet at staller newsday. This classical ballet rendition has earned praise from critics and audiences alike. Nutcracker news page seiskaya ballets nutcracker home page. Nutcracker ballet dances ahead of the holidays atascadero news. While there, shana performed features roles in the nutcracker, paquita, and other ballets. Seiskaya ballets the nutcracker on fios1 long island duration. Paul cornell cory stearns born october 16, 1985 is an american ballet dancer who is a principal dancer with american ballet theatre, one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the united states. Dec 01, 2019 professional ballet dancer and instructor, peter hershey, will impress as the cavalier. A new york native, laura feig trained at the seiskaya ballet academy and later studied with maggie black.
The seiskaya ballet s nutcracker has become a perennial holiday favorite on long island. It has an annual eightweek season at the metropolitan opera house lincoln center in the spring and a shorter season at the david h. At pacific northwest ballet this nutcracker season, two pacific northwest ballet school students share the role. At academy of ballet, she taught ballet, tap, and jazz and directed and choreographed for their junior ballet company. This years staging of the nutcracker is again scheduled for six. How young ballerinas become clara in the nutcracker the. Hb at home stay connected with our dancers and staff from home visit. The school of dancewest ballet offers high quality dance training in a. Peter began his dance career at age 11 at seiskaya ballet. American ballet theatre abt is a classical ballet company based in new york city. Under the artistic direction of mme valia seiskaya, the besfi summer program has. The mission of the staller center for the arts is to educate, enlighten and entertain audiences across the university, greater community and region.
Hailed in its 1995 debut as long islands most lavish nutcracker, the seiskaya ballet production of the classic holiday ballet returns to stony brooks staller center in a truly international collaboration, choreographed by world renowned russianborn choreographer valia seiskaya. The lynch school of ballet is a premiere ballet academy, offering exclusive preprofessional performing. During this time, shana was one of sixty students selected to attend the ny state summer school of the arts. The school of dancewest ballet offers high quality dance training in a professional atmosphere. One of the foremost dance companies in the world, with a roster of nearly 100 extraordinary dancers and an unparalleled repertory. Performing arts foundation, which presented her with the 20 arts pioneer award. In 1974, she established the seiskaya ballet school and, in 1981, the seiskaya ballet academy, whchi has national recognitoni as an outstanding professional preparatory program. She began her professional ballet training at eglevsky ballet and continued at the seiskaya ballet. This holiday season, experience moscow ballets great russian nutcracker acclaimed by the press and adored by audiences everywhere.
In the 2014 season, stearns returned to london for a guest role as the. We produce and present outstanding and diverse professional and university sponsored performances, exhibits and educational programs in the areas of music, dance, theater, film, and fine art. Saratoga city ballet instructors saratoga city ballet. Moscow ballet holds auditions for the great russian nutcracker. Apr 19, 2020 american ballet theatre and the michigan opera theatre orchestra are together again to perform the ultimate storybook ballet, tchaikovskys swan lake. Valia seiskaya besfi artistic director 20 faculty dates in. Previous to that, she performed as a principal dancer with the san francisco.
Peter began his dance career at age 11 at seiskaya ballet academy in new york and went on to attend both the school of american ballet and the julliard school. Tickets seiskaya ballets the nutcracker 2019 staller center. Seiskaya ballet an enchanting childfriendly nutcracker. Be sure to check out the nutcracker site before you decide where you will see a holiday performance of the nutcracker. Hope you get to enjoy the moscow ballets great russian nutcracker.612 1012 722 775 639 900 1482 1255 1261 713 514 754 83 1267 143 503 1219 356 1032 1506 1129 230 803 262 769 217 599 371 611 563 454 210 1048 666