BALLET ARIEL’s ANNUAL HOLIDAY TRADITION The Nutcracker returns TO LAKEWOOD CULTURAL CENTER
Ballet Ariel’s magical interpretation of The Nutcracker returns to the Lakewood Cultural Center. The Nutcracker is directed and choreographed by Ballet Ariel’s Artistic Director, Ilena Norton with pas de deux choreography and direction by Oleg Dedogryuk.
Journey with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on a magical night into a winter wonderland filled with dancing snowflakes, exotic treats from around the world and a regal Sugar Plum Fairy. In a full-scale production beautifully performed to Tchaikovsky’s opulent score, the artistry of Ballet Ariel’s professional company, along with youth dancers from the Lakewood Dance Academy, will once again flood the theatre, enveloping everyone in the spirit of the season.
The Nutcracker 2022 will be performed by a dynamic cast of Ballet Ariel company dancers and guest artists, with Marcelina Gaudini, Maya Vought and Yoshiko Brunson as the principal company dancers for the production. Colorado natives and former Ballet Ariel company dancers Jennie Begley (formerly Complexions Contemporary Ballet) and Ryan Christopher (American Midwest Ballet) joined by Anton Iakovlev and Alexandru Glusacov return for this limited engagement.
Performance dates and times
Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S. Allison Parkway Lakewood 80226
- Saturday, December 10 at 2:00 pm,
- Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 pm,
- Friday December 16 at 7:00 pm,
- Saturday, December 17 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm,
- Sunday, December 18 at 2:00 pm,
- Thursday, December 22 at 2:00 pm,
- Friday, December 23 at 2:00 pm.