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Laguna Beach Ballet Annual Nutcracker Ballet Performances Event

Laguna Beach --Laguna Ballet continues a warm tradition with the annual Nutcracker performance Saddle Back College. Laguna Ballet’s Annual Performance of The Nutcracker (over 22 years running), continues the tradition with the Nutcracker performance the third week in December at their new location, McKinney Theatre at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California. Over 75 Orange County students come together each year, under the direction of Artistic Director Shery Gilbert, to present this full length Nutcracker. The lead role of Clara has been played by Meghan McDonough and Sophia Romagnano. Guest artists have included Miranda Weese, former New York City Ballet principal and a principal with Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Anton Pankevich of Pacific Northwest Ballet. Pankevich performed both in 2007 and 2008. Proud to have Lauren Eggertsen, Youth American Grand Prix Regional Semi Finalist, she has performed in the role as Sugar Plum Fairy along with all the talented Laguna Ballet dancers. Performances are held usually the 2nd or 3rd week of December.

Tickets are available through Saddleback College Ticket office. Charge your order by phone to VISA or MasterCard by calling (949) 582-4656 (noon-4 p.m. Monday through Friday). FAX your order to (949) 347-8653, or Mail your order to: Fine Arts Ticket Office, Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo, CA 92692-3635 . In Person: Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, located in the central quad of the Fine Arts Complex at Saddleback College , 28000 Marguerite Pkwy. , Mission Viejo. Hours are noon until 4 p.m. weekdays or

Laguna Ballet is a non-profit junior ballet company, comprised of children ages 5-18, founded by Shery Gilbert. Laguna Ballet in conjunction with the school, Laguna Dance Theatre, provides an exceptional environment where each student receives the special care and attention needed to become a self confident dancer. Laguna Dance Theatre is a pre-professional ballet school for dancers aspiring for a career in dance, or those dancers who simply want the best dance experience, to raise their self-esteem, develop discipline and achieve grace. For additional information please call 949-855-4702.



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