***Ticket Giveaway***Academy of International Ballet presents the Nutcracker Ballet

December 12th at
2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

On December 12, 2015 the Academy of International Ballet (AIB) celebrates the holidays with two full length beautifully costumed performance of the Nutcracker Ballet choreographed by Artistic Directors Denis Gronostayskiy’s and Anastasia’s Babayeva’s performed in the finest traditions of the Bolshoi. AIB’s full length choreographed interpretation of the Nutcracker Ballet has been seen by over 15,000 people in our region since its premiere over ten years ago. The enchanting story of Clara’s adventures with her Nutcracker doll, the Rat King and the Sugar Plum Fairy is a superb visual feast! Surrender to the magic and become swept into the excitement of the holiday season with exquisite dance artistry, vivid sets, and gorgeous costumes designed by AIB’s Ballet Mistress Anastasia Babayeva, a former Soloist with the internationally acclaimed Bolshoi Ballet Company. We are delighted to feature two internationally recognized guest artists. Ms. Anna Ivanova will perform the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Denis Medevedev, will bring from Russia the energy and excellence of the Moscow ballet traditions as the Cavalier.

For over 100 years this fairytale ballet has proven irresistible to both children and adults alike, a favorite for all the family! At the Silverhaus’ Christmas Eve celebration, Clara delights in her beautiful Nutcracker doll presented by the eccentric magician Drosselmeyer. As the household sleeps, Clara quietly sneaks downstairs to admire her Nutcracker. Suddenly, the Christmas tree grows to dramatic height, and Clara is swept into a fantasy of toy soldiers, giant rats, magic and mystery where her Nutcracker Prince comes to life! Clara’s sudden bravery in the face of evil saves her Prince from the frightening Rat King! Clara journeys to the enchanted Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets where all the dolls under her Christmas tree have come alive to entertain Clara and her Prince. Your holiday season can only begin as the Sugar Plum Fairy dances in the arms of her Cavalier! Young and old will experience the many special effects, including a Christmas tree that “grows” to 30 feet, the firing of cannon onstage, and 40 pounds of “gently” falling snow as the Snow Queen and her King call their Snowflakes to dance! This performance will feature two internationally recognized guest artists. Ms. Anna Ivanova and Denis Medevedev from Moscow, Russia.

The Academy of International Ballet will perform 2 full length performances of the Nutcracker Ballet on December 12 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM in the Hobson C. Wagner Theatre at Conestoga High School located (just 13 miles from Media ,PA) at 200 Irish Rd, Berwyn, PA 19312. Tickets are reserved seating and are available for purchase on their web site www.academyballetru.com . Tickets are $25.00 and for seniors $20.00. There is ample free parking adjacent to the theatre. Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-866-908-5666 or online at academyballetru.com.

Enter to win 4 tickets to see the Nutcracker on December 12th at 2:00 PM or 7:00 PM