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between Wilson and California 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203
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Media City Ballet: "The Nutcracker"
26 ratings
4.1 average rating
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10 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 07 2008

I didn't realize this was a local community ballet group. I have never seen the Nutcracker live and this wasn't a good version to start off with. For the caliber of the performers, they did a good job. The choreography seemed repetitious and...continued

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14 reviews
26 stars
attended Dec 06 2008

The recorded music was scratchy and skipped during the first act, which was distracting. It made us long for a live orchestra. But the perfance itself was terrific!!!

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10 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 06 2008

I took my nieces thinking it would be a great holiday thing to do with them, and although the dancers were great, it was a little long. You really need to enjoy the ballet to appreciate because we were pretty bored by the end.

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Description

Media City Ballet of Los Angeles presents a spectacular production of holiday favorite The Nutcracker.  Playing the role of Herr Drosselmeyer, professional magician Craig Dickens will dazzle audience members of all ages with illusions; the show also features aerialists from Hollywood Aerial Arts.  The ballet corps includes several New York City ballet alumni. 

About the Ticket Supplier: Media City Ballet

Now in its fourth season under the guidance of Artistic Director Natasha Middleton-Kettebekov, The Media City Ballet Company (MCB) is dedicated to providing Burbank and the surrounding communities with quality live ballet productions, utilizing the inspired and creative talents of the local community, as well as professionals from around the world. MCB is the only ballet company in Los Angeles presenting performances in the tradition and philosophy of the legendary Ballet Russe de Serge Diaghilev. Natasha Middleton-Kettebekov’s grandmother, Elena Wortova, was a Soloist in the original Balle Russe, which included other legendary dancers like Anna Pavlova, George Balanchine, Alexandra Danilova and Vaslav Nijinsky. Middleton-Kettebekov’s father, Andrei Tremaine, was a principal dancer with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and soloist with the Ballet Nacional de Mexico, the Colon Opera Ballet of Buenos Aires and the Paris Opera Ballet. Natasha Middleton-Kettebekov, a “Ballet Russe Baby,” was a Prima Ballerina for her father’s ballet company, Pacific Ballet Theatre, as well as a member of the Joffrey II Ballet Company in New York City, before taking on the responsibilities of Artistic Director for Media City Ballet. MCB also has a school called the Media Dance Centre, which provides training and instruction in not only ballet, but also in jazz, tap, Flamenco, Hip-Hop, Folk, Swing and Salsa. In addition, the ballet company’s Outreach Division works with schools and local service groups to entertain and instruct the community on the art of ballet and dance. The new Junior Company is designed to train young dancers, and prepare them for the organization’s professional company.