Sun., December 8 at 3PM
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's
Generously supported by Elizabeth Ann Purcell
With Tchaikovsky's original music, this storybook production is set in the Victorian era, beginning with the resplendent party and concluding with the fantastical scenes in the second act centered around a bright and colorful carousel. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s exquisite dancers perform the leading roles, showing off their classical training. Over 70 children from Los Angeles Youth Ballet from Encino will round out the cast. Adding to the excitement, the traditional Russian, Spanish, and Chinese pieces will feature performers from around the globe who bring their traditional and authentic dances.
The Saturday night performance will feature Joffrey Ballet principal dancers Jeraldine Mendoza and Dylan Gutierrez.
“Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has brought joy and creative abandon to a holiday classic." —Santa Fe New Mexican
ASFB’s dancers are unmatched in their athleticism and technique, thanks to a rigorous, year-round schedule of training and touring, including engagements at the Joyce Theater, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and the Kennedy Center. Their production of The Nutcracker is a signature piece, now in its 23rd season, coming to Los Angeles for the first time in December.