The Nutcracker – Oregon International Ballet Academy

The Nutcracker – Oregon International Ballet Academy

by | Nov 17, 2019 | Performance Previews

Following last year’s rave reviews and sold-out show, the Oregon International Ballet Academy, expands to offer an additional performance of its seasonal favorite, The Nutcracker. Driven by a unique and brilliant concept, OIBA’s Nutcracker melds the charm and childhood joy of student dancers with stunning appearances from the school’s top performers and from surprise guest artists, local celebrities of the ballet world. The result is a high-quality, cohesive and exhilarating experience for audiences and participants alike.

Martha Ullman West of Oregon ArtsWatch wrote of last year’s performance: “Young stars shine at Oregon International Ballet Academy… (in) a fully produced Nutcracker, with charming sets and costumes… Clearly the party children – all 22 of them, not counting Clara and her friends, and naughty brother Fritz – were having a tremendously good time, from the smallest to the tallest, and that, too, made the party livelier than it often is.”

Especially impressive is that this production uses live music, provided by the Metropolitan Youth Symphony. This unique and strategic partnership has been ongoing for three years, serving to enrich the student experience at both organizations.

WHAT: The Nutcracker, with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Xuan Cheng / Ye Li after Marius Petipa / Lev Ivanov
WHO: Oregon International Ballet Academy
Xuan Cheng, Artistic Director; Ye Li, Executive Director
Metropolitan Youth Symphony (students from Symphony & Concert Orchestras)
Rául Gómez, Music Director
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, 7:30pm & Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, 2pm
(runtime: 150 minutes which includes one intermission)
WHERE: PSU’s Lincoln Performance Hall


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