MOUNTAIN VIEW CENTER FOR
THE PERFORMING ARTS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14
2pm Private Performance
4:30-6:30pm Pictures with the Snow Queen
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15
4pm Storytelling with the Snow Queen
Inspired by one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved fairytales, Bayer Ballet is proud to present another production of The Snow Queen that will warm your hearts and add magic to this holiday season! Visually captivating and viscerally touching, this story ballet celebrates friendship, love and courage.
When the Snow Queen's spell captures Kai, his sister, Gerda sets out on a quest to save him. Follow Gerda's difficult journey as her heart leads her through the deep waters of a magical river, an enchanted flower garden, a spectacular palace, a forest filled with robbers, and the gleaming world of snow and ice that surrounds the Snow Queen's ice castle.
Saturday, December 14
2PM - Private Performance
4:30-6:30PM Pictures with the Snow Queen (reservation required)
Sunday, December 15
4PM Storytelling with the Snow Queen
MEET THE SNOW QUEEN
Saturday December 14 (4:30-6:30pm) [photography session]
Capture the magic of holidays with a unique family portrait with the Snow Queen. The photo session will feature a beatifully staged winter-themed setting. The photography package ($20) includes a 10 minute session and digital download of your (2) pictures. Book your session by clicking your preferred time slot below. Limited spots available. NOTE: Photography package is a separate ticket. If you wish to attend the ballet performance, purchase your ticket via the link above.
Sunday, December 15 (4pm) [storytelling]
Gather in the lobby of the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts for a storytelling by the Snow Queen herself. This brief reading of the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale is a perfect complement to the ballet performance.
Open to the public, no reservation is required. If you wish to attend the ballet performance, purchase your ticket via the link above.
"Pas de Trois" documentary contains rehearsal footage of The Snow Queen.
A magician's magical book helps bring to life a Russian Spring forest fairy tale, filled with sweet animals, animated toys, and other fairyland creatures. These charming forest friends join forces to rescue a little bunny who has been kidnapped by the wicked bat queen. Bayer Ballet Academy's Pre-Ballet students dance age-appropriate choreography, set to the music of Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. The performance is enhanced by gorgeous custom-made costumes and a lovely set, creating an entertaining ballet experience, suitable for the entire family.
Inside the Vaganova System
at the Summer Intensive Showcase
MENLO-ATHERTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
AUGUST 8-9, 2020
Welcome Spring with this beautiful celebration of the season. Experience a culturally-rich presentation, as dancers present diverse pieces from classical and neoclassical ballet, original contemporary works, and lively folk dances.
Participants of Bayer Ballet's Summer Intensive perform original choreography set by Master Teachers during the course of the 6-week Intensive. The Program will feature diverse pieces from Russian Vaganova Ballet, classical and neo-classical ballet repertoire, contemporary, character and folk dance from around the world.
Gain a unique perspective on the Russian Vaganova system. The program will demonstrate the evolution of the dancers, at various ages and levels, training in the Vaganova system.
Whispers of Spring
"Whispers of Spring" is comprised of diverse pieces from classical and neoclassical ballet as well as lively folk-inspired character dances. The world of ballet is diverse and capacious, with room for children’s dreams and adult inspiration alike. Join us for a beautifully choreographed Spring celebration.
SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS
Oklahoma City Ballet
Alvin Tovstogray is a principal dancer with the Oklahoma City Ballet. Born in Dnipro, Ukraine, he received his training at the Dnipro State Choreographic School under Viacheslav Volkov. From 2008 to 2010 Mr. Tovstogray continued his training at The San Francisco Ballet School and later joined The Washington Ballet Studio Company. In 2012 Mr. Tovstogray joined the Oklahoma City Ballet as a company dancer, was named Soloist in 2014 and promoted to Principal in 2015. He received multiple awards at International Ballet Competitions including Bronze at WBC Orlando, Silver at Istanbul IBC and Gold at Tanzolymp Berlin. His repertoire includes works by George Balanchine, Anthony Tudor, August Bournonville, Jiří Kylián, Nacho Duato, Twyla Tharp, Stanton Welch, Septime Webre, Margo Sappington, Matthew Neenan, Amy Seiwert, Brian Enos, Yui Sato and Robert Mills. Alvin Tovstogray is appearing on behalf of Oklahoma City Ballet.
COURTNEY CONNOR JONES
Mrs. Connor Jones trained at North Carolina Dance Theater and Charlotte City Ballet before graduating from North Carolina School of the Arts. She began her professional career with Cincinnati Ballet in 2006, where she danced for eleven seasons. She also spent a summer dancing in Russia, performing in Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake. Mrs. Connor Jones joined Oklahoma City Ballet as a Principal Dancer in 2017. Throughout her career she has performed numerous feature roles, including Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, The Chosen One in Adam Hougland’s Rite of Spring, the Eaglet in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland), and Jumping Girl in George Balanchine’s Who Cares? Since joining Oklahoma City Ballet, Mrs. Connor Jones has performed in Robert Mills’ Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, The Little Mermaid, and The Means to Fly, in addition to Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort and Helen Pickett’s Petal and most recently Cayetano Soto's Adam. Her favorite role, however, is being a mother to her daughter, Gwyneth. In her spare time, she also enjoys creating custom jewelry and educating others about healthy eating and lifestyle habits.
PALACE OF FINE ARTS
with Principal Dancers from
The Washington Ballet,
Rolando Sarabia & Katherine Barkman
Journey through “Enchanted Gardens,” as Bayer Ballet Company invites you to experience the beauty of "Naina’s Magical Garden" and "The Secret Garden" through elegantly choreographed divertissements from Opera Ruslan and Lyudmila, Ballet Le Corsaire, and more. Bayer Ballet Company Members and Special Guest Artists present the exquisite Russian Vaganova style in its purest form, within Classical, Neo-Classical and Character repertoire. This production will inspire the entire family, from the novice spectator to the seasoned dance enthusiast.
AWARD WINNING CAST
**SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS**
Principal Dancers from
The Washington Ballet,
Rolando Sarabia & Katherine Barkman
Bayer Ballet has received several awards, including Gold Metal from World Ballet Competition (WBC);
"Outstanding School," "Outstanding Teacher," and "Best Ensemble" for 2018 & 2019
by the World's Largest Global Network of Dance,
Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP).