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Ventura County Ballet Company joins holiday entertainment lineup at Ventura venue

Renowned ballet company to make debut performance at Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Nov. 6, 2012 - PRLog -- (VENTURA, Calif.) – Ventura County’s premier ballet organization, the Ventura County Ballet Company (VCBC), will join a sensational lineup of local performances set to debut at the newly renovated Ventura College Performing Arts Center with its beloved production of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker”.

Headlining the memorable performance will be internationally-renowned guest artist, Sergey Kheylik, who will dance the role of the Nutcracker Prince. To his credit, Kheylik has danced onstage alongside music powerhouse artists Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Lady Gaga; as well as performing with Cirque Du Soleil, the Los Angeles Ballet, Odyssey Dance Ballet Theater, South African Ballet Theater and Hong Kong Ballet. Also not to be missed is local and up-and-coming ballerina, 15-year-old Anna Miller, who will perform the role of the Snow Queen. This will be one of Miller’s last performances with the Ventura County Ballet Company as she has accepted an invitation to study at the Vaganova Academy in Moscow, Russia.

Kicking off on Wednesday, Nov. 28, until Sunday, Dec. 2, the community college will host an array of local entertainers to share the magic of the holidays. Audience’s hearts and spirits will be warmed with holiday-themed song and dance performances.

“We are so honored to have the opportunity to showcase the company’s talents at this beautiful, new facility,” said Kathleen Noblin, executive director of VCBC. “The stunning redesign of the Ventura College Performing Arts Center sets it apart from others in the county. I’m so glad this venue has been reintroduced to the community as I believe it will become an iconic location for Ventura County residents to celebrate the arts.”

Holiday Event Lineup:  

Ventura College Winter Chamber Music Concert

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 28

Time: 8 p.m.

Ventura College Choir with guest artists

Date: Friday, Nov. 30

Time: 8 p.m.

Ventura County Ballet Company presents Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" with interactive live performance by the Ventura College Symphony Orchestra and Ventura College Choir with guest artists

Date: Saturday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 2

Time: 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1

1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2

Ventura College Jazz Band with guest artists

Date: Sunday, Dec. 2

Time: 7 p.m.

Ventura College Dance, Music and Theater Departments present "The Pirates of Penzance"

Date: Thursday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 9

Time: 8 p.m. on Dec. 6 - 8

2 p.m. on Dec. 9

About the Ventura County Ballet Company and Ballet Academy Ventura

Celebrating its 18th year, the Ventura County Ballet Company presents two to three large scale productions each year. The productions feature professional dancers as well as VCBC pre-professionals, students from Ballet Academy Ventura, the official school of the VCBC.

Kathleen Noblin, a recipient of the City of Ventura 2008 Mayor’s Arts Award, founded Ballet Academy Ventura (http://www.balletacademyventura.com/)  in 1992 as the official school of the Ventura County Ballet where the company is in residence. She has served as executive director of the company since its inception.

For more information, or to sponsor an upcoming ballet or educational program, call (805) 648-2080 or visit www.venturacountyballet.com.

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