Local Student Performs in Boston Ballet’s Celebrated Production Of Mikko Nissinen’s the Nutcracker

IMG_20151123_152128_175(Isabel Reznik), of (Winthrop, MA), is performing in Boston Ballet’s production of Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker in the role of (Page). (Isabel) has been a student at Boston Ballet School for (5) years. This timeless holiday classic will run from November 27–December 31, 2015 at the Boston Opera House.

Isabel first joined the Boston Ballet when she was three years old at the Boston Ballet’s North Shore studio in Marblehead, MA. She has continued her training there advancing each year. She has completed the Children’s program and now is in the Classical Ballet Program. Isabel is currently a third grade student at the Gorman Fort Banks School. This will be Isabel’s first performance in the Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker.

(Isabel) joins more than 200 other young students from around New England in The Nutcracker. Three different casts will take on various roles, such as toy soldiers, pages, reindeer, lambs, polichinelles, baby mice, and party children during Boston Ballet’s 42 performances of The Nutcracker.

Since its world premiere in 2012, Mikko Nissinen and Robert Perdziola’s entirely re-envisioned production, set in what many know as the Jane Austen era of the early 1800s, has gained record-breaking popularity. With more than 350 handmade costumes and a series of elaborate sets featuring extensive amounts of moving scenery, the production has transformed into a uniquely magical experience. This year’s production features all new lighting design by award-winning Finnish lighting designer Mikki Kunttu. Kunttu will bring a fresh, innovative perspective to this timeless holiday classic.

Students of Boston Ballet School in The Nutcracker were hailed by The Boston Globe as “adorable, focused and disciplined” handling serious pattern and partner work with “impressive aplomb.” All children performing in The Nutcracker are students of Boston Ballet School and coached by an experienced staff including Boston Ballet’s Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, Boston Ballet School’s Director Margaret Tracey, Ballet Mistress Melanie Atkins, and Boston Ballet School’s world-renowned faculty. Students have an exciting schedule through the months of October, November, and December, which includes rehearsals with company dancers, costume fittings, experiencing the unique, backstage atmosphere at The Boston Opera House, and numerous performances accompanied by Boston Ballet Orchestra and enthusiastic audiences.

Participating in a full-length ballet is an important performance opportunity for students, exposing them to aspects of ballet they don’t experience in a regular class. The students learn about the hard work and enjoyment that composes a live ballet performance, and have the unique opportunity to dance alongside Boston Ballet’s internationally acclaimed company dancers.

For a full synopsis and additional details, visit http://www.bostonballet.org/nutcracker/.

 

All performances of The Nutcracker will take place at the Boston Opera House (539 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111):

Friday, November 27, 2015 at 7:30pm

Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 1:00pm

Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7:30pm

Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 1:00pm

Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 5:30pm

Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:30pm

Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:30pm

Saturday December 5, 2015 at 1:00pm

Saturday December 5, 2015 at 7:30pm

Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 1:00pm

Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 5:30pm

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:30pm

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:30pm

Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:30pm

Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:30pm

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 1:00pm

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 7:30pm

Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 1:00pm

Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 5:30pm

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:30pm

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 7:30pm

 

Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:30pm

Friday, December 18, 2015 at 7:30pm

Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 1:00pm

Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 7:30pm

Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 1:00pm

Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 5:30pm

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 1:00pm

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:30pm

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 1:00pm

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 7:30pm

Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 11:00am

Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 3:00pm

Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 1:00pm

Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 7:30pm

Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 1:00pm

Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 5:30pm

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 1:00pm

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 7:30pm

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 1:00pm

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 7:30pm

Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 7:30pm

 

Tickets start at $35. For more information, visit www.bostonballet.org or call 617-695-6955.

The Nutcracker performance length is approximately 1 hour and 57 minutes including one intermission.

Choreography: Mikko Nissinen

Music: Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky

Set & Costume Design: Robert Perdziola

Lighting Design: Mikki Kunntu

For more information, please visit: www.bostonballet.org.

About Boston Ballet

Since 1963, Boston Ballet’s internationally acclaimed performances of classical, neo-classical, and contemporary ballets, combined with a dedication to world class dance education and community initiative programs, have made the institution a leader in its field, with a 52-year history of promoting excellence and access to dance.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Max Hodges, the Company maintains a diverse repertoire, ranging from full-length ballets to new works by some of today’s finest choreographers. Boston Ballet’s second company, Boston Ballet II, is comprised of dancers who gain experience by performing with the Company and independently, presenting special programs to audiences throughout the Northeast.

Programming for Boston Ballet’s 2015-2016 season includes Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier, making Boston Ballet the first North American Company to perform the work; captivating classical works such as John Cranko’s Onegin and Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake; masterpieces by world-renowned choreographers such as George Balanchine and 20th century masters Leonid Yakobson and Léonide Massine; and two highly anticipated world premieres by Karole Armitage and Yury Yanowsky 

Boston Ballet School, the official school of Boston Ballet, has a long-standing dedication to providing exceptional dance education and ballet training to students across three studios in Boston, Newton, and the North Shore. Led by Director Margaret Tracey, the School reaches more than 5,000 students (toddler to adult) each year through its four core programs: Children’s Program, Classical Ballet Program, Adult Dance Program, and Pre-Professional Program.

Boston Ballet’s Department of Education and Community Initiatives (ECI) provides programming, events, and activities that connect the community to dance. ECI reaches more than 6,000 individuals in Boston, North Shore, and the surrounding communities each year through Citydance, ECI on Location, Adaptive Dance, and other community programs.

Boston Ballet gratefully acknowledges the following institutional partners:

Barr Foundation

Boston Cultural Council

The Boston Foundation

Klarman Family Foundation

Massachusetts Cultural Council 

National Endowment for the Arts

State Street Corporation, 2015 Innovation Partner

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