California Christmas: Nutcracker Ballets




Nutcracker Ballet - Ballet Repertory Theatre Performances


Huntington Beach -- Ballet Repertory Theatre proudly presents The Nutcracker ballet in its original, full-length version. Now the longest running production in Orange County, this delightful staging of the classic Christmas ballet includes the talents of a premier, dedicated class of students, and renown choreographer Anthony Sellars. Making his professional debut in the role of the Nutcracker Prince with the New York City Ballet, Sellars also held the male lead in the NBC special "Hansel and Gretel." Studying with Michael Lland  and touring throughout Europe, the Master Teacher is in constant demand throughout the nation, but  his heart tugs him back as Artistic Director of Ballet Repertory Theatre.


Another unique talent in the Ballet Repertory Theatre is Terri Hayes, the former protege of Sellars.  The two are married and Hayes enjoys working with her husband, but also is known for an incredible career dancing with American Ballet Theatre and Joffrey Ballet in New York City. Selected "Miss Dance of America," she studied under luminaries Mme. Pereyslavec, Leon Danielian, Meredith Baylis and Robert Joffrey. She continues to dance and garners critical acclaim in her Nutcracker performances.


An all-star staff of teachers and instructors at the Huntington Beach-based Ballet Repertory Theatre has produced many talents throughout the years. Energy, excellence and professionalism shine through in the student performances during the Christmas season with the beloved annual Nutcracker production. The Company is composed of approximately 35 dancers in a regional Southern California ballet program offering classical ballet and audition opportunities for performances of some of the most popular ballets. While classes are offered for all levels, the school offers advanced training  for students seeking professional careers.  This actual performing experience, coupled with the discipline imposed by the artistic director, develops important characteristics vital to a dancer's success when auditioning with major companies.

The Nutcracker choreographed by Anthony Sellars and traditional music by Tchaikovsky is sure to please audiences of all ages. Performances are held at the Golden West College Mainstage Theater.

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