• The Nutcracker presented by DanceWorks Performing Arts

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    Name: The Nutcracker presented by DanceWorks Performing Arts
    Date: December 8, 2017 - December 10, 2017
    Event Description:
    DATES: 7 p.m. Dec. 8; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 9 and 2 p.m. Dec. 10 The largest dance studio in Vancouver will stage a lavish production of “The Nutcracker” ballet again this holiday season, complete with a return of the aerial silks acrobats that have wowed the audience in years past. Vancouver City Ballet’s production with more than 90 student dancers ages 5-18 and 15 adult dancers will take place Dec. 8-10th at Prairie High School. Along with the lovely leaping ballerinas portraying snowflakes and flowers, several dance students will share their athletic expertise wrapped in silk ribbons hanging from above the stage during the show’s Arabian scene, and acrobatics will be sprinkled among several other scenes. Those features will add sparkle to the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Mouse King and embark on a journey through the Land of Snow into the Kingdom of Sweets. Tyler Demeter and Sydney Reed, who are advanced dancers in the group, will dance the parts of the Cavalier and Sugarplum. This is the fifth year of “The Nutcracker” presented by Friends of Danceworks, which is the non profit arm of DanceWorks/ Vancouver City Ballet. DanceWorks is an East Vancouver dance studio that teaches many styles, and Vancouver City Ballet, its affiliated studio focuses on classical ballet. Proceeds will go to Friends of DanceWorks, a non profit providing scholarships for local dancers. Choreographers are studio director Karen Cannon, Julia Ostrovskaia, Alyssa Hofmann & Tiffany Schmeling. Cannon, who was born and educated in England, has her dance qualifications and teaching certificate in classical ballet, tap and Jazz from The International Dance Teachers Association She spent 10 years touring the world as a professional dancer and choreographer before founding Danceworks in 1993. That first year, Cannon taught 38 students. By now, the studio has moved to larger spaces three times; it now has 400 students in a studio at 11005 NE Fourth Plain, Vancouver , with six rehearsal spaces. Ostrovskaia is a graduate of the Rambert School in London and has danced in Europe, Israel and Portland. Tickets: $16 adults, $12 seniors 65 and older, $12 students, $8 children 3-12 Tickets for “The Nutcracker” are available by calling Danceworks at 360-892-5664 or at www.tickettomato.com
    Prairie High School 11311 NE 119th Street Vancouver, WA 98682
    Date/Time Information:
    DATES: 7 p.m. Dec. 8; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 9 and 2 p.m. Dec. 10
    Contact Information:
    Chris Cannon 360.892.5664
    Tickets: $16 adults, $12 seniors 65 and older, $12 students, $8 children 3-12
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