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Nutcracker 2010 Act 1 Highlights


Cinderella, Chopiniana, Giselle Act 1




Presented by Everybody Can DANCE and Santa Maria Civic Ballet with Guest Artist, Sayat Asatryan

June 9, 2012 at 7pm
June 10, 2012 at 3pm

The rags to riches themed Cinderella with hilarious, evil stepsisters is adapted by Artistic Director Diane Zink from the original Prokofiev ballet into one act that will appeal to all ages. Former Moscow Kremlin Ballet Principal Dancer, Sayat Asatryan is featured in Chopiniana, a romantic ballet set to the music of Chopin that is a tribute to the Kirov legacy of skillful technique and artistic interpretation. Giselle, Act I delights with lively folk dancing and colorful costumes.


~ The Nutcracker ~  ENROLL NOW for Nov 24, 25 Show!


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Saturday, November 24th at 7pm and Sunday, November 25th at 3:00pm


The Russian-method trained Everybody can DANCE and Santa Maria Civic Ballet stage a Nutcracker of Visual delight. The attention-grabbing choreography is fast-paced with much attention to detail. This is a show that can be enjoyed by all ages.

~ The Nutcracker ~

Saturday, November 24th at 7pm and Sunday, November 25th at 3:00pm

 Top professional, Sayat Asatryan, former principal dancer with the Moscow Kremlin Ballet, performs with Everybody Can DANCE and the Santa Maria Civic Ballet. From the exquisite 33-member Snow Scene to the dazzling Sugar Plum Grand Pas de Deux, this production offers a high caliber of dance. Artistic Director Diane Zink's choreography is fast-paced with lots of attention to detail. This is a show that can be enjoyed by all ages.

~ The Sleeping Beauty ~ 


Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 7pm & Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 3pm 

This Tchaikovsky / Petipa masterpiece is one of the biggest and best-loved ballets. The role of Princess Aurora, alternately performed by two members of the Santa Maria Civic Ballet, is considered the greatest female role, demanding tremendous athletic ability and artistic expression. With its gorgeous costumes and elaborate staging, this is a production that can be enjoyed by all ages.  This perfromance featurs Guest Director Alexei Badrak, formerly of the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet, and two Guest Performers. The leading role of Prince Desiree will be performed by Sayat Asatryan, former Principal Dancer with the Moscow Kremlin Ballet. The Bluebird Variation will be performed by Alexander Smirnov, a graduate of the famous Vaganova Academy, and formerly of the Saint Petersburg Ballet Theater.

The Temple Dancer, or La Bayadere


La Bayadere is set in India, which provides an exotic setting for many beautiful virtuoso dances. It portrays the story of a love triangle between a temple dancer (Bayadere), a rajah’s daughter, and a warrior.  The warrior, Solor, is in love with the temple dancer, Nykiya, and makes a vow of eternal devotion to her.  Shortly afterward, Solor is offered the hand in marriage of the Rajah’s daughter, Gamzatti.  Solor agrees to marry Gamzatti, who overhears the temple priest tell her father of the love between Solor and Nykiya.  Gamzatti is overcome with jealousy and vows to destroy her rival.


An elaborate engagement party is held with a grand procession and dances by many slaves, some from foreign lands.  The Bayadere, Nykiya, dances with sadness at the party but then is overjoyed when she receives a basket of flowers she thinks is from Solor.  The basket is really from Gamzatti and contains a poisonous snake that bites Nykiya.  Near death, Nykiya is offered a healing potion from the temple priest who desires Nykiya’s love.  She refuses him and dies.