Alameda Civic Ballet's (ACB) 7th annual Nutcracker is one of the top Bay Area Christmas events this year with the artful choreography of Artistic Director Abra Rudisill and the return of two special guests, Ethan and Nikki White, award-winning dancers who promise to enchant with their renditions of Snow Queen and Snow King as well as the Arabian couple.
Prepare to be transported on a magical journey with Clara and the Nutcracker Prince this holiday season as the Alameda Civic Ballet fills the stage with a cast over over 100 dancers age 3 to 60.
A heroic battle against the Mouse King,
the Land of the Snowflakes, and the Kingdom
of the Sweets, the Sugar Plum Fairy and Land
of Enchantment all are filled with surprises
in this special ballet with original
costumes and choreography set to
Tchaikovsky's classical music score.
In case you're wondering who is behind the scenes creating the stage magic at Alameda Civic Ballet's The Nutcracker, Choreographer and Artistic Director Abra Rudisill is the Brooklyn born talent who began dancing at the age of six and eventually found her way to Alameda's Civic Ballet via world travels and experiences learning ballet, dancing and becoming recognized as one of the best ballerinas in the world! At Oakland Ballet where Abra became a prima ballerina of the company she earned the accolades of "world class Juliet" and "the definitive Juliet" by critics! In 1998, Rudisill was nominated for an Izzie Award in Outstanding Achievement in Individual Performance for her role as Caroline in Anthony Tudor's Lilac Garden.
When Abra retired from Oakland Ballet
serving 20 years as a principal ballerina
and ballet mistress she took on one of her
most important and satisfying roles,
mentoring up and coming talent at the newly
formed Alameda Civic Ballet which she
founded in 2003 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3)
Sponsorship and Underwriting Opportunities
are available and appreciated!