Ballet Legato, Lorain county’s newest professional ballet company, will debut its production of Tchaikovsky’s, The Nutcracker at Stocker Arts Center’s Hoke Theatre at Lorain County Community College December 18. The production will be featured as a part of LCCC’s “Random Acts Series,” which provides the up-and-coming arts community with performance opportunities.
In this year’s production of The Nutcracker, Ballet Legato brings together a wide range of performers including dancers and students from Toledo, Boston, and Pittsburgh’s professional dance company, Confluence Ballet. In collaboration with Ballet Legato, under the direction of Jennifer Kraynik-Muselin, Ballet Legato’s Executive Artistic Director, choreographer, and former Ohio Dance Theater principal dancer, the performance will take place one-night only this year.
“After suffering through this pandemic, where nearly everything was shut down, I see how much our community needs performances such as this, as do the artists performing them,” said Kraynik-Muselin.
“Stocker Center was my home-stage for so many years and bringing this production back to Hoke has been a dream of mine! Everyone remembers seeing their first ‘Nutcracker’ ballet and for most families, it’s an annual tradition. The company and I hope people in Lorain County will enjoy our magical production after such a tough year.”
Tickets to Ballet Legato’s production of The Nutcracker are available now on the Stocker Center website.