FBT’s The Nutcracker Ballet + Ticket Giveaway!

Experience a magical holiday tradition that is perfect for the whole family. Take everyone to see Festival Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker Ballet. This full-length traditional production is choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet Theatre’s Artistic Director, Salwa Rizkalla, and features world-renowned guest artists, FBT’s professional company dancers, and exceptional young talent from across the Southland. They will be performing this holiday at Irvine Barclay Theatre from December 7 through December 24, 2019! We’re sending a lucky reader to see the performance with two tickets! Get the details below!

Photo credit: Festival Ballet Theatre
Photo Credit: Festival Ballet Theatre

Location:

Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA

Phone: 949.854.4646
www.thebarclay.org

Guests Artists Include:

Tara Ghassemieh Luiz, Festival Ballet Theatre
Vitor Luiz, Former San Francisco Ballet
Saturday, December 7 at 7pm
Sunday, December 8 at 1pm

Beckanne SiskBallet West
Chase O’Connell, Ballet West
Friday, December 13 at 7pm
Saturday, December 14 at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, December 15 at 1pm & 6pm

Maria Kochetkova, Former San Francisco Ballet
Vitor Luiz, Former San Francisco Ballet
Friday, December 20 at 7pm
Saturday, December 21 at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, December 22 at 1pm

Tara Ghassemieh Luiz, Festival Ballet Theatre
Vitor Luiz, Former San Francisco Ballet
Sunday, December 22 at 6pm

Jeraldine Mendoza, Joffrey Ballet
Dylan Gutierrez, Joffrey Ballet
Monday, December 23 at 6pm
Tuesday, December 24 at 11am

*Guest artists may be subject to change

About Festival Ballet Theatre:

Festival Ballet Theatre is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988 by Salwa Rizkalla. Its mission is to enrich Orange County’s artistic and economic vitality, to inspire love and appreciation for dance, and to invigorate ballet by:

  • Presenting a season of exhilarating classical and contemporary performances,
  • Providing a nurturing environment for dancers and choreographers,
  • Offering stimulating educational outreach programs.

For more information, visit www.festivalballet.org.

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One LET’S PLAY OC! reader will win this prize. Please enter below for a chance to win!

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US Residents Only. No purchase necessary to enter. All readers have an equal chance to win, however, you must enter to win. A winner will be randomly selected via RaffleCopter and notified via email. I will attempt to contact the winner for 3 days. If the winner cannot be reached by email, a new winner will be selected the same way. There are several different ways to earn entries. One prize per household. The winner will receive, free of charge, the prize mentioned above. This prize is not available for exchanges. Prizes are not transferable or refundable and must be accepted as awarded. The winner is responsible for any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Not liable for unclaimed prizes or fulfillment.

Celebrate the holidays with The Nutcracker! Our production is the full-length traditional version with lavish costumes, lush sets and world-renowned guest artists. Tickets available now! And check out our pre-show Nutcracker Tea Party too.December 7-24Irvine Barclay TheatreFor tickets and info: http://Festivalballet.org/the-nutcracker-2019

Posted by Festival Ballet Theatre on Friday, November 1, 2019

More About Salwa Rizkalla:

Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla has served the Orange County community for over 30 years by presenting excellence in dance performance through Festival Ballet Theatre, and providing top-tier classical ballet training at Southland Ballet Academy. During her professional dancing career, Ms. Rizkalla graced the stage in leading roles in well-known classical ballets as well as contemporary pieces. She had the privilege of working under the direction of world-renowned choreographers Leonid Lavrovsky and Serge Lifar. As a young dancer, Ms. Rizkalla trained in the Russian Vaganova method and studied with Russian ballet masters. As the culmination of her training, Ms. Rizkalla completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ballet Pedagogy. She established Southland Ballet Academy in 1983 and debuted Festival Ballet Theatre in 1988. In addition to teaching and directing, Ms. Rizkalla was a faculty member of several local area institutions. Ms. Rizkalla’s contributions have been recognized by many local organizations. She was named Orange County Arts Educator of the Year Award for Secondary Dance (2003); Youth America Grand Prix awarded Ms. Rizkalla Outstanding Teacher accolades since its inception; and Arts Orange County also recognized Ms. Rizkalla with the Helena Modjeska Lifetime Achievement Cultural Legacy Award (2014). Ms. Rizkalla was named one of OC’s 100 Most Influential in 2017 by the OC Register. Ms. Rizkalla has been honored to impact the lives of hundreds of students and their families through her teaching. She is proud to be a dedicated educator, an energetic promoter of the arts, and an active participant in the cultural life of her community.

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