|Date:||28 November 2009|
|Location:||New Orleans, LA|
Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts
|Street:||908 Basin St.|
Moscow Ballet will be returning to New Orleans this holiday season for a special performance of its critically acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker benefiting Kingsley House at the reopened Mahalia Jackson Theater.|
Tickets are now available for purchase at Ticketmaster or at the Mahalia Jackson Theater Box Office at (504) 287-0350.
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker features spectacular sets and over 45 beautifully costumed Russian dancers, an annual treat for the whole family. Whimsical and imaginative story-telling blends with the richness of Russian classical dance to make the Great Russian Nutcracker a unique performance available in southeast Louisiana this year!
Cristina Terentiev was awarded the Gold Medal in 2008 at the 23rd International Ballet Competition in Varna for her performance in “Lullaby” choreographed especially for her and her husband Alexei by Radu Poklitaru. In 2007 she won the Grand Prix at the IBC in Vienna. Ms Terentieva has studied extensively , earning diplomas from the Choreographic School of Chisinau, the Minkus Association, and the international Diaghilev society. As a principal dancer with the Moldovian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, Ms. Terentieva has starred in Swan lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Don Quixote and many others. In May 2009 she will star in the Nureyev International Ballet Festival in Kazan, Russia.
Alexei Terentiev was born in 1976 in Moldova. He began studying at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy at the age of 10.
He continued training at the Moldavian State Choreographical School and graduated in 1993. He became a principal
dancer at the Moldavian National Opera and Ballet Theater and performed principal roles in Grigorovich’s Nutcracker
as well as Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Chopiniana, Paquita, and Coppelia. He won first
place at the Danovsky Ballet Competition in Rumania and received an award from the Diagilev Center. In 2008 he and
his wife Cristina Terentieva performed Lullaby, a contemporary duet choreographed by Radu Poklitaru at the
23rd International Ballet Competition in Varna for which Alexei won the award for Best Partner and Cristina the Gold Medal.
Vladimir Troschenko is the Director of Odessa Ballet Theater. He graduated with honors from the Kirov School and Moscow State Academic Choreographic Academy. Vladimir was ballet-master for Moscow City Ballet. He has partnered with Pavlova, Semeniaka and Mezintseva. His repertoire includes Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Swan Lake and Nutcracker.