About The Salt Creek Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Principal guest artist, Emily Bowen was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and trained with Cumberland Dance Company, School of North Carolina Dance Theatre and Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy. She joined the company of the Houston Ballet in 2006.
The son of Salt Creek Ballet’s Artistic Directors, Ilya Kozadayev was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and began training at the Vaganova Ballet Academy when he was ten years old. Since immigrating to the United States, Ilya trained at the School of American Ballet in New York, the Academy of Colorado Ballet and the John Cranko Ballet School in Stuttgart, Germany. He has danced with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Boston Ballet. He performed as a soloist with Colorado Ballet and as a principle with Columbia Classical Ballet. Kozadayev joined the Houston Ballet in July 2003 and was promoted to soloist in 2004.
Salt Creek Ballet’s The Nutcracker Discount Tickets
Salt Creek Ballet’s beautiful production of The Nutcracker returns to the North Shore Center in an event that has become a holiday tradition for Illinois families. The ballet is performed in the grand Russian tradition by a company of professional dancers along with children and adults from the school of the Salt Creek Ballet, and special guest artists from the Houston Ballet, Ilya Kozadayev and Emily Bowen. The Nutcracker is the magical tale of young Clara and her Christmas night journey through an enchanted dreamworld with the Nutcracker Prince. There she encounters waltzing flowers, giant mice and the Sugar Plum Fairy, all set to a memorable score by Tchaikovsky.
North Shore Center Theatre Location
North Shore Center Theatre
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL 60077
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