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Stars of the Russian Ballet, March 24

  • Published: February 14, 2012

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Stars of the Russian Ballet, March 24

Nazareth College Arts Center is pleased to present Stars of the Russian Ballet, on Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m. in the Callahan Theater. Brenda Bobby-Armanini, owner and director of the Pittsford Dance Studio, will lead a pre-performance lecture at 7 p.m., in room A14 (The Peace Theater) of the Arts Center.

About the Company
The Russian Ballet (originally called the Soviet National Ballet) was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, when many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union's ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting companies that invigorated the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet with new developments in dance from around the world.

In 1994, the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko was selected by Presidential decree to assume the first permanent artistic directorship of the Company.  Ms. Radchenko is the founder of the Russian Ballet, and she has focused the Company on upholding the grand national tradition of the major Russian ballet works and developing new talents throughout Russia, with a repertory of virtually all of the great full works of Petipa:  Don Quixote, La Bayadere, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Raymonda, Paquita, Coppelia and La Sylphide, as well as productions of, among others, The Nutcracker, Sylvia, and La Fille Mal Gardee.

About the Program
This special engagement gala program features highlights from beloved ballet classics such as the Pas de Deux from Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsaire Pas de Deux, selections from Paquita, Dying Swan, Grand Pas de Deux from Don Quixote, Pas de Deux from Cinderella, and selections from The Little Humpbacked Horse, performed by soloists of the Russian Ballet and a full corps of dancers.

Sponsor Information
The Nazareth College Arts Center’s 2011-2012 Subscription Series is Sponsored by M&T Bank, Electronic Field Productions and the New York State Council on the Arts. The Family shows are Sponsored by Wendy’s Restaurants of Rochester.

Stars of the Russian Ballet is Sponsored by Susan S. Collier, Ph.D., and David and Marjorie Perlman.

About the Arts Center’s 2011-2012 Season

Visit to download a copy of the Season brochure.

Tickets to Stars of the Russian Ballet are $40-$70.
For tickets, call – or visit – the Box Office: 389-2170 OR visit us online: The Nazareth College Arts Center Box Office is located on campus, at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, New York, 14618.
Regular box office hours are Monday- Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 11 a.m. until curtain time on performance days.

Nazareth College Arts Center is the Rochester region's premiere mid-size theater and venue for world-class dance, children's theatre and international entertainment. The Arts Center brings to Rochester many of the same shows enjoyed by audiences at New York's Lincoln Center or the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. The 2010 Princeton Review names Nazareth College the 6th Best College Theater in the country (up from #9 in 2009.) The Nazareth College Arts Center is the home of Rochester Children's Theatre and the performance home of Rochester City Ballet and Garth Fagan Dance. For additional information, visit

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