WINTER FAIRY TALE in the World Famous Russian Ballet Style

December 20, 2009


A delightful ballet filled with colorful costumes and the world famous Russian Ballet Style, Winter Fairy Tale makes its appearance on the stage at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Presented and produced by the renown Bayer Ballet Academy, the young stars and budding ballet talents are trained in an academy founded by Inna Bayer, who was awarded "Choreographer of the Year" by the American Dance Awards. A seasoned professional ballet mistress with extensive teaching experience in Russia, Ukraine, Israel and the U.S., Bayer graduated Cum Laude from the State Academy of Choreography and Dance in Voronezh, Russia. She has performed as a soloist with Kiev Classical Ballet Theater (Ukraine), and Bat-Dor Dance Theater in Tel Aviv (Israel). During her artistic career, Inna toured in France, Spain, Germany and Poland as a principle dancer. Her artistic and technical expertise are used in recruiting talents who teach at her ballet school.

 



Sunday Dec 20 - 5pm
The Bayer Ballet Academy presents: Holiday ballet performance for all ages.
Tickets, call: (650) 903-6000 or visit mvcpa.com
$33 Adults; $28 Seniors/Children (12 and under)
bayerballetacademy.com
Location: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041


Description: See a wizard bring to life a touching fairy tale full of magic, beauty, and intrigue. On a snowy evening, the Queen of Bats' kidnapping of a little bunny disrupts the forest creatures' Wintertime celebration. With the help of the wizard and a beautiful rose maiden, the bunny is restored to its family. Santa, the Snow Maiden and an enchanting Fairy treat you to the magical finale of an exquisite celebration that includes joyful Spanish dancers, bright Chinese dolls, and other characters from treasured fairy tales who come alive to help celebrate the bunny's return. A stunning "Pas de deux: Sugar Plum Fairy and a Cavalier" performed by guest dancers, principals of the San Jose Ballet Company, as well as the beloved "Waltz of the Flowers" from the "Nutcracker" help make this evening magically special. With spectacular costumes, special effects, and technical precision of movement set to the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, this is a superb holiday experience for all ages in the world famous Russian Ballet style!

 

Faculty


Inna Bayer, Artistic Director
Artistic Director and Founder of Bayer Ballet Academy

 

The team & talents include:

 
Ramón Moreno - Ballet Master.  Ramón Moreno is a native of Pina Del Rio, Cuba, and Principal Dancer of Ballet San Jose. Competing worldwide in Cuba, Peru, Brazil, Finland and the United States, he has been awarded seven medals including four gold. His vast repertoire includes Apollo, Carmen, Who Cares?, Flower Festival, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, Don Quixote, Swan Lake and Involucion. As a guest artist with San Jose Cleveland Ballet in 1998, his performance in Involucion was named one of the "ten best dance events" in the California Bay Area. Ramón has also been a member of the faculty for Ballet San Jose School's Summer Dance Program. He has performed with the Classical Ballet of Havana, toured internationally and appeared as a guest artist with the Cuballet of Pittsburgh.

Yulia Terekhova - Gymnastics, Stretching, Pre-Acrobatic. Yulia has a masters degree in rythmic gymnastics, has many awards, and has taught in Tver, Russia.

 
Anastasia Levichev - Pre-Ballet. Russian-born, Israel trained and studying  under the instruction of Malu Rivera-Peoples (WSPA USA), Jorge Esquivel (Cuba, SFB USA), Lora Alonzo (Cuba), Alexsandra Koultun (Kirov Ballet Russia, SJB USA), and Richard Gibson (SF Academy of Ballet), "Stacy" joined Westlake School of the Performing Arts where Inna Bayer was a principal ballet instructor.  As a member of the Performance Program in WSPA she achieved the rank of principal dancer with leading roles in Le Corsaire, Paquita, Don Quixote, La Bayadere, and Sleeping Beauty. She also danced many lead roles in WSPA's Nutcracker. Stacy has garnered several top awards in national competitions such as Youth American Grand Prix, International Dance Challenge, American Dance Award and North American Dance Championships.


Christie Revel - Pre-Ballet. Christie joined Westlake School for the Performing Arts, where she met and was instructed by Inna Bayer and Malu Rivera Peoples. As principal dancer of the performance program she performed variations in the ballets "Le Corsaire", "Don Quixote", "La Fille Mal Gardee" and "Paquita". Christie was a delegate to Youth America Grand Prix for her ballet solo variation "Odalisque". She has received numerous prestigious awards for various dance performances in both local and international competitions, and has performed many lead roles in WSPA's Nutcracker. She has trained in ballet, modern, character, jazz, tap, musical theater and Polynesian.
 

Guest Teachers

Gennady Seluzky - Kirov Ballet—Ballet Mister and former Principal Dancer, professor of Academy of Russian Ballet "AJ Vaganova" Sankt - Peterburg, Russia.

Amparo Brito - former National Ballet of Cuba, Prima Ballerina, Master Instructor.

Lynne Charles—A member of Hamburg Ballet, Bejart Ballet Lausanne, and Ballet National de Marseille Roland Petit. Celebrated Guest Artist with Kirov Ballet, Dresdener Ballet, English National Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Finnish-Ballet, and Malmot Ballet-Sweden. (2009)


From age three through pre-professional, Bayer Ballet Academy offers ballet education in the Vaganova method which facilitates learning in children of all ability and talent. Special attention is always given to develop the individual, focusing on their special strengths and talents in a warm and friendly atmosphere.


 

 

 


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