The Nutcracker Opening Performance Gala 2014

Benefits Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.
The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach
1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
305-788-5493 (Ruth Vernick, Chair)

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will, once again embark on a journey to the Land of the Sweets, as they perform the traditional annual audience favorite, The Nutcracker. This is the most popular holiday story ever performed in the US. It tells the tale of a young girl, Clara, on Christmas Eve and the adventure she undertakes when her most cherished Christmas present, a nutcracker, comes to life. Together they battle the Mouse King, meet the Queen of Snow and travel to the Land of Sweets, where they encounter the always classic, Sugarplum Fairy.

Choreographed by Arts Ballet Theatre’s Artistic Director Vladimir Issaev and performed by company members, ABT’s production of The Nutcracker preserves the Russian tradition with glorious music by Tchaikovsky and spectacular special effects.

Be Part of the Magic at the Opening Gala Performance on December 7 at the Fillmore/Gleason, as Arts Ballet Theatre celebrates seventeen years of making holiday magic. For VIP patrons, the Opening Gala will begin at 6:30 p.m., with a cocktail reception with the international corps of dancers and chances to bid on silent auction items that range from little blue boxes from Tiffany’s, to weekend getaways and artworks. Tickets are $100 per person for the Gala reception and VIP seating.

Gala Chair Ruth Vernick, along with members of the Board of Directors, Daniel Serber and his wife Michelle, Fortuna Ludmir and Jules Oaklander, will welcome friends and supporters of Arts Ballet Theatre to this splendorous Gala.

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About Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, nurtured and grown under the direction of Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev since October of 1997, leaps into its 17th Season. The company has grown artistically and internationally and will offer a very diverse repertoire presented in different theaters in South Florida as well as outreach educational programs to the community.

The Company performs with works by renowned international choreographers such as Vicente Nebrada, Yanis Pikieris, and will include works by such Classical Ballet Masters as Petipa, Bournonville and Fokine, and original choreographic works by its director, Vladimir Issaev.

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida also offers educational programs to the most disadvantage children in Miami Dade, children with Disabilities and offers a Scholarship Program founded by Dr. Jules Oaklander.

The company has become a force in the ballet community of South Florida and it is also expanding its performances to most important venues in South Florida such as the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater, the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, , the Julius Littman North Miami Beach Performing Arts Theatre, The Parker Playhouse of Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Willow Theater in Boca Raton and the Sunrise Civic Center. The company made its debut in New York at the New Dance Amsterdam Theater in 2012 and it continuously tours internationally to Europe and South America.

To learn more, visit or call 305-948-4777.

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