‘Nutcracker’ is local, bittersweet this holiday

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

SUGAR PLUMS: leading ballerinas Uliana Mikhed, Isabella Seo, Isabella Franco and Alexandra Shlosman.

This holiday season, Marat Daukayev’s “Nutcracker” features several dancers who will be performing their final roles, including leading Sugar Plum Fairies Uliana Mikhed, Isabella Seo, Isabella Franco and Alexandra Shlosman.

“All girls have been with the school over 12 years and all are graduating this year,” Pamela Daukayev told us.  

Isabella Franco goes to Marlborough School and lives in Park La Brea; Isabella Seo is Windsor Square adjacent.

“We have so many Larchmont and Windsor Square children dancing in our performance that I can’t begin to name them all,” Pamela adds.

 “Three of our four Mashas are Windsor Square girls and the fourth is from North Hollywood. We have five Marlborough girls dancing various roles.” Among those busy applying to colleges is Isabel Murr, Irving Blvd.

“There will be a lot of tears backstage when the final curtain goes down on this year’s production. And plenty will be from parents as well — seeing their child’s life flash before their eyes.”

Marat Daukayev, a former principal and star of the Kirov Ballet, founded the Miracle Mile-based school in 2001 with his wife Pamela.

Experience the timeless tale of a little girl’s dream of a Sugar Plum Fairy, a prince and the Mouse King on Sat., Dec. 9 and Sun., Dec. 10 at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA, 5151 State University Dr.

Tickets are available at maratdaukayev.com.

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