Nutcracker Ballet - Cleveland (OH)

Music Hall at Cleveland Public Auditorium
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Local Musical Wunderkind Mikel Rollet Accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina at Cleveland’s Music Hall at Public Auditorium

Violist Mikel Rollet accompanied a prima ballerina in Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” before a performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker on the 2018 Dove of Peace Tour at Cleveland’s Music Hall at public Auditorium. The performance was part of Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind.”

Mikel Rollet recently won first place and the Bach prize in the high school division of the Ohio Viola Society Competition at Oberlin Conservatory. He has served as Principal Violist of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, the Young Artists Orchestra at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, the Florida Youth Orchestra and the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at Interlochen.Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Musical Wunderkind program selects local youth based upon their demonstrated skills and talents. Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind,” who perform in many cities on the 2018 tour, are Concerto Competition winners and the next generation of professional musicians. Through this program they have the rare opportunity of accompanying a world-class Principal Ballerina live before their hometown audience. 

About Cleveland's Host Studios

En Pointe Danse’s goal is to providestudents with a strong technical foundation in ballet, and other dance forms, while encouraging a joy for dancing that they will take with them wherever they go. Students at En Pointe Danse should be able to apply the lessons learned in dance, such as discipline, perseverance, creative thinking and a developed sense of physical well-being, to the rest of their lives. The studio also promotes the growth of its students’ self-confidence, self-expression, and their ability to thrive in a performance setting. 

Cuyahoga Falls Dance Center strives to foster self-confidence, physical fitness, and artistic expression within its students. Students work hard, accept corrections gracefully, feel beautiful, and challenge themselves to move to music. The studio witnesses its students’ personal growth as they learn to interact with one another with courtesy and respect. Students are encouraged to give back to the community that has supported their endeavors and to become role models of accomplishments and integrity. Above all, the studio is a joyful place where its students smile, laugh, have fun and encourage one another.

About the Music Hall at Cleveland Public Auditorium

Music Hall at Cleveland Public Auditorium is located within the Cleveland Convention Center, and serves as host to various performing arts shows, from music to dance to stage shows. The facility was constructed in 1922 in the "grand opera" tradition and Italian Renaissance style. In addition to the 3,000-seat Music Hall theater, the complex features a large exhibition space as well as a 10,000-seat auditorium and 600-seat Little Theater.