The Nutcracker: A New Sarnia tradition
Produced by Great Lakes Dance Academy with the support of the Imperial Theatre
Get your tickets September 15th
9am online, 11am through the Box Office
Join us this November as Great Lakes Dance Academy presents the 1st annual Performance of this traditional Christmas Ballet.
This 56 cast members from the Sarnia, Lambton area will be accompanied by a Professional Guest Artists playing the Sugar Plum Fariy and Cavalier.
Staged and Choreographed by Tia Colborne
Featuring Celebrity Guest Star Dancers
FRANCIS LAWRENCE & LILIT HOGTANIAN
Francis Lawrence graduated with a Diploma in dance from the Australian Ballet School. He has danced with Australian Ballet Company, New York Theatre Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, New Jersey Ballet and the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Francis has performed in all the major classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Raymonda and The Nutcracker to modern/ contemporary works by choreographer's such as George Balanchine, Nacho Duato, Twyla Tharp, Jiri Kylian, Jose Limon, Alvin Ailey, and many more. Francis has performed in two movies, Tyler Perry & Debbie Allen's A Jazzman's Blues and Hallmark's Sugarplum Twist.
Lilit Hogtanian, a Los Angeles native, started her training with Yuri Grigoriev. At the age of 15, was featured in Los Angeles Times 'Face to Watch' following her performances as Clara for Los Angeles Ballet's production of the Nutcracker. She was a semi-finalist in the Prix de Lausanne and won first place in the contemporary and classical category of the Youth American Grand Prix, Long Beach, Ca. Lilit graduated from Academie Princesse Grace on full scholarship and went on to work as a professional dancer at the Slovak National Theatre, Ballet Memphis, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and State Street Ballet. She has performed soloist and principal roles in various classical and contemporary productions.
November 24, 2023 - 7:30 p.m.
November 25, 2023 - 2:00 p.m.
November 25, 2023 - 7:30 p.m.
168 Christina Street North,
PO Box 43, Sarnia, Ontario
N7T 7H8, Canada
There are approximately 100 spaces on Christina Street and the adjacent streets, all within 5 minute walk of the Imperial Theatre. There is a 2 hr free on street parking limit Monday to Friday until 6 pm. Parking on street is free all day on Saturday and Sunday and after 6 pm every evening. Parking rates vary during the day Monday to Friday until 6 pm. After 6 pm parking is free, as well as all day on Saturday and Sunday.