The principal dancers, many performing here for the first time, hail from some of the most prestigious ballet companies. They include Ekaterina Komarova of Mariinsky Ballet; Ashley Bouder and Daniel Ulbricht of the New York City Ballet; Maria Kochetkova of the San Francisco Ballet; The Joffrey Ballet's Fabrice Calmels; The American Ballet Theater's Marcelo Gomes; Alicia Graf Mack and Antonio Douthit of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Veronika Part and Skylar Brandt of the American Ballet Theater; Carla Korbes of Pacific Northwest Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada's Greta Hodgkinson.
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Scottish Ballet’s Nutcracker is a deliberate step away from Christmas sugar. There’s a cartoon edge to Antony McDonald’s designs, while choreographer Ashley Page is determined to make the story darker, even when that goes against the grain of Tchaikovsky’s score. A bright company performance adds a lot of warmth and sparkle.
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At the Russian-named shops, cafes and bars that dot the bilingual Sunny Isles/Hallandale Beach district, customers can find just about any service in Russian faster than in English. Lawyers, doctors, hair stylists, tourism managers and journalists are ready fulfill the needs of Russian-speaking clients.
Janna Kirova, founder of Kirova Ballet Academy of Miami, has spent about 10 years teaching classical Russian ballet to American, Russian and Hispanic children. A professional dancer trained at the prestigious Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, Kirova said she can’t imagine herself without endless ballet classes. She teaches Russian-style choreography to her 200 students.
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