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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker has become a family tradition on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for over 28 years. Follow the adventures of Clara, a young girl who is given a Nutcracker, as she journeys through the Land of the Snow and arrives in the Land of Sweets, where she is greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy.


Choreography: Tatiana Akinfieva-Smith and later Elena Manakhova.

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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A magical tale where dreams turn into reality. The storybook ballet centers on a fairy godmother that helps a young maiden transform from a servant to a princess fit for a royal ball. 

Choreography: Elena Manakhova

Music: Sergei Prokofiev

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Pas de Quatre

The original ballet was created to showcase the four greatest ballerinas of the time. Capturing the essence of the Romantic style, the ballerinas danced individual variations with demure lightness, delicacy, and poise, displaying the best features of each.

Choreography: Tatiana Akinfieva-Smith and later Elena Manakhova.

Music: Cesare Pugni

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Coppélia is a comic ballet that tells the story of a creative toymaker named Dr. Coppélius. Based in a picturesque village, the ballet follows the adventures of Swanhilda and her friends as they find themselves in the local toy maker's workshop. 

Choreography: Tatiana Akinfieva-Smith and later Elena Manakhova.

Music: Léo Delibes

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Peter Pan

An adventuresome production about a mischievous young boy with a talent for flying. Journey to the island of Neverland inhabited by mermaids, fairies, and pirates in this production, new in 2019.

Choreography: Elena Manakhova.

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Swan Lake

A timeless love story featuring Prince Siegfried and a lovely swan princess named Odette. Under the spell of Von Rothbart, she spends her days as a swan swimming on a lake of tears and her nights in her beautiful human form.

Choreography: Tatiana Akinfieva-Smith

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Snow White

A beautiful girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, the wicked Queen.

Choreography: Tatiana Akinfieva-Smith

Music: Sergei Prokofiev

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Alice in Wonderland

A tale of a young girl named Alice with a love for reading. The ballet begins outdoors when she spies a White Rabbit with a pocket watch. Fascinated by the sight, she follows the rabbit down the hole where adventure awaits.

Choreography: Elena Manakhova

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Red, White, and Blue

A joyful and patriotic ballet matched perfectly to the famous score by John Philip Sousa. A crowd pleasing choreography to celebrate America.

Choreography: Tatiana Akinfieva-Smith

Music: John Philip Sousa

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Contemporary Ballet Repertoire

Performing works that embody a greater range of movement going beyond the classical traditional of ballet. This genre of choreography often expresses ideas and innovations that reflect society onstage.

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