SUNY Old Westbury
entrance is on Route 107 (north and across from Milleridge Inn) - exit 41North from the LIE (495) – bear left Route 107.
Two Act Ballet – The Nutcracker
December 21st - 7:00PM December 22nd – 2:00PM
Maguire Theater – SUNY College, Old Westbury
Lumiere Ballet is pleased to announce their 16th Nutcracker season. Featuring award winning students and professional dancers, the performances will be held at the Maguire Theater at SUNY College in Old Westbury, December 21st at 7:00PM and December 22nd at 2:00PM.
The Nutcracker Ballet is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s tale, The Nutcracker and Mouse King. With the immortal score of Peter I. Tchaikovsky and the choreography of Petipa and Ivanov, the Nutcracker ballet was originally performed in Russia in 1892.
The enchantment of the Sugar Plum Fairy will come alive for children of all ages in this stirring production. Lumière Ballet’s artistic directors Svetlana Caton and Venti Petrov bring their knowledge and passion to the stage and allow the children to tell the story. The joy of the season comes to life as snow drifts gently down and the Snow Queen and Waltzing Snow Flakes perform for Clara and her prince.
Lumière Ballet encompasses a year round professional training program, summer intensive studies, and a performing company which presents fine works from the classical, romantic, and the Lumiere Ballet’s original repertoire. the company performs throughout Long Island, New York City and the Tri-State area.
Svetlana Caton - Founder and Artistic Co-Director of Lumière Ballet. Her background and training is from the great heritage of the Russian Ballet. At the age of 12, her participation in the prestigious Concours de Danse in Paris brought a scholarship offer at the school of the Paris Opera as well as an invitation to study with the legendary stars of the Maryinsky Imperial Ballet Olga Preobrajenska, Liubov Egorova and Mathilda Ksenschinska. She performed professionally in Europe and in the USA and has been teaching for 30 years. Featuring her qualified students and professional dancers, she creates original story ballets, (Hansel and Gretel, Snow Maiden, the Little Prince…) and stages the great Classics (Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker and more…) She is a graduate of the Lycée Français de New York, has a BA in French and Russian Literature from Hunter College and post graduate studies in Theater and Film from LIU at C.W. Post College.
Venti Petrov – Lumière Ballet Artistic Co-Director - National and international award winner, Venti Petrov is a graduate of The National Choreographic Institute of Sofia, Bulgaria. Upon his arrival in New York City, he continued his studies with Vladimir Dokoudovsky and became an American citizen in 2001. Venti Petrov worked with Suzanne Farrell (New York City Ballet) and Alexander Vetrov (Bolshoi Ballet). He has performed in over 20 states. Petrov premiered his own original ballets - El Cid (2011) and Dear Nadezhda (2012) in Manhattan. He released four CDs for ballet classes with pianists, Michael Zeiger, Ferdy Tumakaka and Olga Merson, a master class DVD with Oksana Maslova and a documentary book related to his Tchaikovsky ballet, Dear Nadezhda.
December 21st - 7:00PM December 22nd - 2:00PM. The Maguire Theater is located in SUNY College. The college entrance is on Route 107 (north and across from Milleridge Inn) - exit 41North from the LIE (495) – bear left Route 107.
Tickets - $30 (General Admission) $25 (Seniors and Children under 16)
For more information please visit www.lumiereballet.com and click on ‘Performances’ or call Lumière Ballet at 631-586-2921
Lumière Ballet Co., Inc. 35-C Corbin Ave. Bay Shore, NY 11706
Lumière Ballet is a 501(c)(3) Not For Profit Organization