THE

NUTCRACKER

WORKSHOPS

Bringing the magic of the stage, to the studio. 

As the International Ballet Theatre will sadly miss the opportunity to present our traditional production of The Nutcracker due to the pandemic, our Theatre has been thinking of ways to still share the Christmas magic that comes from this historic performance. The International Ballet Theatre is happy to invite you to join us for our 2020 Nutcracker Workshop! In partnership with the International Ballet Academy, The Nutcracker Workshop will give dancers of all ages within our community a chance to experience the artistry and Christmas wonder of The Nutcracker in two very different and unique ways. With both of these incredible workshops, participants will get a glimpse of the evolution of dance over the years.

 

At the end of the workshop, dancers will stage a performance at the IBA studio for viewers to watch through the IBA zoom platform.  We look forward to seeing dancers from different dance communities to help us keep The Nutcracker tradition alive!  

The Workshops

The Nutcracker Original Production

This part of the workshop will explore the choreography of the original Nutcracker production first presented by the Mariinsky Theatre in 1892.  Participants will have a chance to learn original variations as they were performed more than 100 years ago!

The Jazz Nutcracker

A unique approach to a Christmas classic, The Jazz Nutcracker will allow dancers of all ages to experience The Nutcracker with the musical arrangements of Luis Armstrong. The variations from the original production will be updated to fit our contemporary time.

  • The Nutcracker Workshop is offered in-person at IBA Studio in Bellevue.

  • A $50 registration fee is required for all workshops. 

  • No audition is required.

  • Space is limited and not guaranteed. 

  • Registrations are due by December 18, 2020.

Workshop Registration Form

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Workshop Information Packet

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IBA Student Manual

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Children's Workshop

(Mon-Wed, Dec 28-30th, 2020)

Tuition: $180

Ages

Times Daily

Experience

Ages 4 - 6

Ages 7 - 9

Ages 10 - 11

10:00 - 11:00 AM

11:30 - 1:00 PM

1:30 - 3:00 PM

No experience necessary

Minimum experience required

Minimum experience required

Intensive Workshop

(Mon-Wed, Dec 28-30th, 2020)

Tuition: $295

Ages

Times Daily

Experience

Ages 12 - 14

Ages 15 & older

10:30 - 1:30 PM

11:00 - 2:00 PM

Dance experience required

Dance experience required

Open Workshop

(Mon-Wed, Dec 28-30th, 2020)

Tuition: $175

Ages

Times Daily

Experience

Adults of all ages

6:00 - 7:30 PM

No experience necessary

Workshop Teachers and Choreographers

Intensive Workshop:    

Children’s Workshop:

Open Workshop:

Mrs. Vera Altunina & Mr. Jerry Tassin

Ms. Anna - Marie Kool

Mrs. Vera Altunina, Mr. Jerry Tassin, & Ms. Anna - Marie Kool

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Photography by Rex Tranter