The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

with Gulfshore Ballet

A treasured classic for the whole family to enjoy, this exhilarating production comes to life with magnificent costumes and captivating choreography – all to the backdrop of Tchaikovsky’s mesmerizing score. This holiday season, join the Gulfshore Ballet and the Gulf Coast Symphony as the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, flowers dance, and a little girl dreams about a whole new world. Featuring principal dancers from Miami City Ballet – Katia Carranza and Luiz Silva. Tchaikovsky holiday classic presented with new choreography created by Gulfshore Ballet Artistic Directors Iliana Lopez & Franklin Gamero. This two-act ballet is based on a holiday story by E.T.A. Hoffmann that centers on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration. It is the perfect introduction to classical music and dance for the entire family.

Sponsored in part by Donald Dillinger & Lisa Coleman; Sam Galloway Lincoln; JAAC Party Rentals; Daniel Betlee; Sofia & Gabriella Caesar; Carol & Dr. Michael Rosenberg; Katherine Caldwell; Sandra Renner; Katherine Perkins

About the Composer

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840, in Vyatka, Russia. His work was first publicly performed in 1865. In 1868, his First Symphony was well-received. In 1874, he established himself with Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat Minor. Tchaikovsky resigned from the Moscow Conservatory in 1878, and spent the rest of his career composing yet more prolifically. He died in St. Petersburg on November 6, 1893.

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Guest Artists

Gulfshore Ballet

Gulfshore Ballet

Katia Carranza

Katia Carranza

Luiz Silva

Luiz Silva

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