Los Angeles Ballet’s The Nutcracker is LA’s ultimate family holiday tradition, perfect for celebrating the season. Set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, this original production takes place in 1912 Los Angeles. You will be captivated as Clara and her beloved Nutcracker battle a most memorable Mouse King, encounter dancing Snowflakes and travel to the Palace of the Dolls.
What's more—Harvardwood members, friends, and guests are in for a one-of-a-kind experience after this Sunday matinee of The Nutcracker at Alex Theatre on December 10th, when we will be treated to an exclusive backstage tour and Q&A with Los Angeles Ballet soloist Liz Walker AB '11 (pictured to the left with the LAB Ensemble, photo by Reed Hutchinson/LAB). This will be a spectacular holiday treat for you and your friends, kids, and families. Bring your ballet aficionados and aspiring ballerinas!
The performance is approximately 2 hours, including intermission, and then will be followed by the tour and Q&A.
Tickets are in the Orchestra Section (nearly sold out to the public, face value $62-$104 for the seats only!) and can be picked up at Will Call the day of the performance. Make sure you RSVP below to participate in the backstage tour and Q&A.
$55/ticket for Members & Friends
$75/ticket for Non-Members
Original Choreography by Thordal Christensen & Colleen Neary
Original Sets Designed by Catherine Kanner
Costumes Designed by Mikael Melbye
Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
VIEW The Nutcracker Photo Gallery from the Los Angeles Ballet website!
Elizabeth Claire Walker AB '11
Elizabeth Walker trained at the Ballet School of Stamford and JKO School at ABT before joining Los Angeles Ballet as an inaugural company member in 2006. The following year, she began her studies at Harvard University, continuing a freelance dance career while earning her college degree. She was the 2011 recipient of the Suzanne Farrell Dance Prize for Outstanding Artistry in the Field of Dance upon graduation. Since returning to Los Angeles Ballet that year, Elizabeth has performed leading roles in the Balanchine, classical, and contemporary repertory, leading to her recent promotion to the rank of soloist, and guesting opportunities with Boston Ballet and the Vail Dance Festival.
Read more about her in the Summer 2016 edition of the Harvard Magazine.
(right: Elizabeth Claire Walker in “Arabian Dance” from The Nutcracker; photograph by Reed Hutchinson/LAB)