Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker
Mejia Ballet International
San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet
Friday, December 21, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday December 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday December 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Lila Cockrell Theatre
740 East Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
“It glows with authenticity . . . the production distinguishes itself . . . Andrey Prikhodko dazzles often with smooth, controlled pirouettes and also does an unusually good job with his lifts, making them seem completely natural and effortless.” Fort Worth Star Telegram
Prima Ballerinas Olga Pavlova and Marina Goshko and Principal Dancers Yevgeni Anfinogenov and Andrey Prikhodko will star in ARTS San Antonio’s presentation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker this December 21, 22 and 23 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre. Set to Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, The Nutcracker is, by far, the most widely attended ballet in America.
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 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.
Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker perfomed by Olga Pavlova
Purchase your Tickets
Tickets to The Nutcracker can be purchased at the Lila Cockrell Theatre box office starting two hours before each performance and at Ticketmaster.com or all Ticketmaster outlets.