2011 - Christmas Crackers


Christmas Crackers. We jumped at the opportunity to perform a medley of our favourite Ballets, We performed extracts from:- 'The Nutcracker', 'Stepping out to Gershwin', 'Swan Lake' and 'The Sleeping Beauty'.

Act One

'Dancing on the Keys' - Music Claude Bollin

From 'The Nutcracker' - Music PI Tchaikovsky
The Humbugs
Fisherman's Friends
The Magical Dolls
Tea from China

From 'Stepping out to Gershwin' - Music George Gershwin
By Strauss
The Make-up Artists
Embraceable You
The Hoofers

From 'Swan Lake' Act III - The Palace Ballroom - Music PI Tchaikovsky
Guests from Poland - The Mazurka
Guests from the Kingdom of Naples - Tarantella
Guests from Russia - Georgian Dance
Pas de Deux

Act Two

'The Sleeping Beauty' - Music PI Tchaikovsky
Scene One - The Christening and the Curse


Scene 2 - The Wedding of Princess Aurora & Prince Florimund 


For the 2011 performance of The Nutcracker were:-

Elena Glurdjidze. Princess Aurora - Elena Glurdjidze was born in Tbilisi, Georgia and trained at the Tbilisi Choreographic School, Vaganova St Petersburg and the Academy of Russian Ballet

After Graduation she joined the Russian Ballet Company and performed with the St Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre and the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre of Konstatin Tatchkin. She joined English National Ballet in 2002 and became Senior Principal in 2007.

Her career highlights include creating the Gypsy Girl in Michael Corder's The Snow Queen and Virginia in The Canterville Ghost, performing in Katie Melua's It's Only Painand appearing in the BBC's The Impressionists. Elenas awards include winning the 8th Paris International Competition of soloists (1998), the Best Partner award at the 7th Perm Open Competition (2002) and the 2007 and 2008 Ballet.co.uk Audience Poll for Best Female Dancer. English National Ballet

Junor Souza Prince Florimund - Junor was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and started dancing aged 7. He trained at the Escola de Danca and the English National Ballet School before joiningEnglish National Ballet in 2008.

He became a First Artist in 2010 and a Junior Soloist in 2011. His favourite roles include dancing as the Prince in 'The Nutcracker' at the London Coliseum, as Albrecht in 'Giselle' and Romeo in Nureyev's'Romeo and Juliet'. He was nominated for the 2012 Emerging Dancer Competition. He is a talented singer and has performed in the Roseta Mauri Competition. English National Ballet

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