Leap into the Holidays with The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio Nov 15 & 16
The Children’s Nutcracker will have a youthful twist to help you leap into the holidays thanks to The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio’s family friendly production of this classic holiday favorite.
WHAT: Dazzling costumes, whimsical sets, and Tchaikovsky’s beloved score come to life in the classic holiday favorite with a youthful twist, The Children’s Nutcracker. The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio’s family-friendly production features a talented cast of nearly 200 young artists, ranging in age from 3 to 19 and including award-winning classical dancers, gifted special needs artists, and many other exceptional young children through a collaborative partnership with local mariachi bands, choirs, and other outstanding musicians. The production follows the tale of the Nutcracker with merrymaking mariachis and a traditional posada worked into the storyline as a nod to San Antonio’s Tricentennial. Holiday revelers can leap into the spirit of the season when they attend performances at the Majestic Theatre Nov. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m.
WHO: The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio is a non-profit dance company that bridges the gap between young student and adult professional dancers. It is the only professional-level dance company in Texas to offer lead roles to young dancers as early as eight years old and serves as a gateway for aspiring young artists interested in pursuing a career in professional dance. The dance company has rapidly elevated the city’s standing in the arts since opening its doors in June 2015. Founder, Vanessa Bessler, and a long list of her lead dancers have brought home an impressive array of regional and national award “firsts” for San Antonio from the most prestigious ballet competitions available. These competitions serve to identify the most promising young talent around the world with the finals being comparable to the Olympics in the world of ballet.
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Bessler serves as Founder and Artistic Director and is a former principal dancer with the National Ballet of Panama and a Bolshoi Ballet Certified teacher with more than 20 years of teaching experience. Professional Guest Ballet Masters include Amy Fote and Natalia Bashkatova. Fote is a former American professional ballet dancer and principal dancer with the Houston Ballet and the Milwaukee Ballet. Natalia Bashkatova was born in Russia and performed as a principal dancer with the Bolshoi Theater Grigorovich Ballet then later as a guest principal dancer with the New York City Ballet.
WHEN: Nov. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Majestic Theatre
224 East Houston Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
HOW: Tickets range from $22 – $32 and are available at the Majestic Box Office or online through www.ticketmaster.com.
Ballet and performing arts lovers, parents, grandparents, and children of all ages won’t want to miss this full-length holiday production based on the classical ballet, The Nutcracker with a San Antonio twist.
About the Children’s Ballet of San Antonio
The award-winning Children’s Ballet of San Antonio (CBSA) is an authentic, professional-level ballet company that produces professionally staged productions showcasing San Antonio’s most talented children. Dancers are selected by invitation or audition. The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio is a nonprofit organization 501(c)3. For more information, visit childrensballetofsanantonio.org or call 210-462-7660.
Mission: The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio (CBSA) seeks to inspire the pursuit of excellence and prepare children for productive and creative lives through dance by offering extensive training and performance opportunities for talented children from all backgrounds.