encinitas ballet brings Traditional

the nutcracker ballet

as you never seen it before

Encinitas Ballet invites you to celebrate it's 9th year Traditional Performance of the Nutcracker.
The family oriented production will be on Saturday, December  16, 2017 at 1 pm and
5 pm at David H. Thomson Performing Arts Center, La Costa Canyon High School. 1 Maverick Way Carlsbad, CA 92009.

This Holiday Season will be filled a magnificent production of the Tchaikovky's the Nutcracker as you never seen before. Everything will come alive in your heart.
Hand painted professional colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, unmatched choreography  and an extraordinary dancers make this production the best gift for holiday season.

World renown dancers who will perform Sugar Plum and Cavalier are Chihiro Tamai ( Japan )  from Ballet du Ciel, and Gold Medalist in 2002  from Cuba Daniel Sarabia  former principal dancer from Cuban National Ballet.

Breathtaking our local rising star dancers from Encinitas Ballet  , Gabrielle Fish and Clair Grilo  playing the role of Clara " as Clara's dreams come true" and    Juliet Whitehead and  Natasha Laguaete,  whose harmony of movements would impressed audience from the first appearance makes this production very special.  

Encinitas Ballet is the finest established classical ballet school in Encinitas, CA since 2008. Directed and choreographed by Internationally acclaimed teachers and choreographers Sayat Asatryan and Olga Tchekachova. 

Tickets for the Nutcracker cost $20 for children, $25 for adults, available on line at www.encinitasballet.com  For more information , call 760.632.4947
Big Group discount available : Email

 Daniel Sarabia joined the Provincial School of Ballet Alejo Carpentier in Havana in 1993, and graduated from the Cuban National Ballet School in 2002. He won Bronze Medal at the International Ballet Competition of Havana in 1998, the Silver Medal in 1999 and also the prize for "Young Revelation", and in 2002 he won the Gold Medal. He began his professional career with the Cuban National Ballet in 2002 under the direction of prima ballerina Alicia Alonso. After two years dancing with the company he defected in 2005 to the United States, where that year he won the Silver Medal in the New York International Ballet Competition.

He has appeared in Latin America, the United States, Asia and Europe, dancing such roles as Basilio in Don Quixote, Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Siegfried in Swan Lake choreography of George Balanchine, In the Night by Jerome Robbins, Three Preludes by Ben Stevenson for the Gala of Stars in Houston, Texas. He has also performed in the principal roles in such works as the Diane and Acteon Pas de Deux, the Black Swan Pas de Deux and Le Corsaire. He danced with the Boston Ballet in 2005-2006, the Miami City Ballet in 2007 and the Bejart Ballet of Lausanne. Currently performs and teachers  at  Arts Ballet Theatre  of  Florida .

Gabrielle Fish  is an eleven year old 6th grade student at Ada Harris Elementary.  This will be her 13th performance with Encinitas Ballet Academy, having danced in the last six Nutcracker performances as well as productions of Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote and Swan Lake.  Gabrielle fell in love with ballet at the age of four and is ecstatic to be dancing the role of Clara.  Her classical ballet training at Encinitas Ballet has given her confidence, pose, determination and focus.  Through the years Olga and Sayat have become like family members.  Their love and dedication for teaching have created memories to last a lifetime.

Juliet Whitehead is a 14 year old freshman at Canyon Crest Academy. She started her dance training at age 11 with Encinitas Ballet Academy. Thanks to both the professional level instruction she has received from Sayat Asatryan and Olga Tchekachova and the supportive environment they have created in their ballet studio, her technique has improved quickly. Juliet is thrilled to once again be dancing the role of Clara in this year's Nutcracker. She would like to thank Mr. Sayat and Miss Olga for this opportunity and the many other performance opportunities they have provided for her including dancing the Le Corsaire Pas de Deux, the Dance of the Big Swans, performing in Don Quixote, and participating in community events including the Encinitas Street Fair, Oktoberfest and Holiday Parade. In past performances of the Nutcracker, she has enjoyed performing the roles of a Party Child, Snow, Flower Waltz, The Nutcracker, Fritz, an Arabian dancer and Clara. Juliet would also like to thank all of her fellow dancers at Encinitas Ballet Academy for their support and friendship which have been invaluable to her.

Clair Grilo  attends St. John's Catholic School in Encinitas been with Encinitas Ballet since 2013. Performing roles as Bon Bon, Snowflake, Chinese, Ballerina Doll, Spanish, Waltz of the Flowers, Party Scene girl. She wants to deliver  to the audience through emotion and movement, a sense of being part of the story and time.