December 4-5, 2021
216 N. Brand Blvd.
$39-120, alextheatre.org | losangelesballet.org
December 4, 2021, 6 p.m.
December 5, 2021, 2 p.m.
Choreography: Thordal Christensen & Colleen Neary
Sets: Catherine Kanner
Costumes: Mikael Melbye
Los Angeles Ballet is the city's only resident professional classical ballet company. Los Angeles Ballet debuted in December 2006 with its original production of The Nutcracker choreographed by Founding Co-Artistic Directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary. It featured costumes from a Royal Danish Ballet production commissioned by Mr. Christensen during his tenure as that company's artistic director. LAB's repertoire focuses on works and styles intimately known to, and mastered by, the artistic directors: Balanchine masterpieces as staged by Colleen Neary, and the revered Bournonville ballets as imparted by Thordal Christensen. As a répétiteur for The George Balanchine Trust, Ms. Neary is one of the few charged with carrying on the Balanchine legacy and genius.
December 11-12, 2021
216 N. Brand Blvd.
December 11, 2021, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
December 12, 2021, 2 p.m.
Glendale-based Red Chair Children's Production Company performers, ages 5 to 18, in principal and supporting roles along with adults. Amidst lavish sets and glittering costumes, a cast of over 100. Founded in 2005 as a non-profit in Burbank, its mission is to inspire, motivate, mentor and share the physical arts with students of all ages through extraordinary dance and performing arts experiences. The program is designed to support students as they develop into confident young artistic performers who grow into creative, artistic adults.
GLENDALE: Snow Queen December 28-29, 2019
December 28, 2019, 7 p.m.
December 29, 2019, 2 p.m.
Glendale Community College
Performing Arts Theater
1500 N. Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208
$27-32.49, SnowQueenBallet.com | caldancearts.com
Brilliant lighting and set design, gorgeous, ethereal hand-sewn costumes, and an original, moving musical score enhance the enchantment of this timeless fairy tale.
About California DanceArts: Founded in 1987 and dedicated to the tradition of ballet and the artistic expression of dance, California DanceArts and the California Contemporary Ballet provide the most progressive quality dance education and inspired theatrical experiences for its dancers, community and Southern California. The La Canada studio features a sprung wood floor designed to prevent fatigue, 20-foot high ceilings geared for unobstructed jumping, wall mirrors and air conditioning. To illustrate its versatility, the studio is often turned into a theatre for intimate performances utilizing drop-down backdrops, theater stereo equipment, state of the art theater lighting and more.
The Academy's dance curriculum has expanded over the years by providing classes for all ages, pre-school through adult. In particular, the school has established a reputation for providing dance training designed for the pre-professional ballet dancer transitioning to professional level, with small class sizes for individualized attention. California DanceArts students have successfully secured scholarship awards for dance and theatre, gone onto television careers and Broadway style musicals as dancers, choreographers or directors.
Director and CCB Artistic Director and Choreographer, Erin Holt, has been teaching modern dance and classical ballet for more than 25 years and is a certified dance educator and member of Dance Masters of America. She began her career at the prestigious Lobero Theater of Santa Barbara, Calif. as the Modern Dance child prodigy of former Martha Graham student Fawn Pickett.
Holt received personal instruction and mentoring in choreography and apprentice teacher training from Charles Russell of the Joffrey Ballet (Executive Assistant to Mr. Robert Joffrey) and became a principal dancer for his choreography. Holt has studied and performed with the companies and choreographers of the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Joffrey Ballet, the Utah Repertory Ballet, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Miami City Ballet, Allegro Ballet Florida and Momentum Dance Company. She is an award-winning choreographer for theater events, stage productions, competitions and ballets. Holt's versatile choreography ranges from classical ballet, contemporary ballet, neo classical, modern dance and jazz styles.