- $17 for balcony seating (up to $27 value)
Dates and Times
- Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m., at the Sarasota Opera House. Click here to view the seating chart.
- Sunday, April 24, at 4 p.m., at Venice Performing Arts Center. Click here to view the seating chart.
School of Russian Ballet’s Snow Queen
- Where You’ve Seen It: you haven’t seen this world-premiere production, but you might be familiar with Hans Christian Andersen’s melancholy story of a friendship cursed by a wicked enchantress
- What You’ll See: the choreography of Vadim Fedotov, the founder of Ballet Fedotov and a principal dancer with the National Opera and Ballet of the Ukraine for more than 20 years
- What You’ll Hear: new music by David Goldstein, whose works Modern, Jazz Suite, and Seasons have been performed by ballet companies around the country
School of Russian Ballet
The School of Russian Ballet may be relatively young, but it trains dancers according to time-honored traditions. Founders Darya Fedetova and Sergiy Mykhaylov espouse the Vaganova Method, the same whole-body process that helped mold the talents of such icons as Baryshnikov, Nureyev, and Zakharova. The school teaches students ages three and up, from novices just learning first position to advanced dancers training for professional ballet careers. Many pupils get the chance to perform alongside professionals in the studio's seasonal productions, which include classic fairy tales such as Snow White and the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker.