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There's another "Nutcracker" production in town this year to add to the holiday mix.

The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School, founded last year by former Sarasota Ballet dancers Ariel Serrano and his wife, Wilmian Hernandez,  will present its version of the holiday classic at the Neel Performing Arts Center in Bradenton on December 21.

Dancers of the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School (from left) Adriana Hitchcock, Francisco Serrano, Sammi Calandra, Brian Gurerrero and Julia Mounts -- prepare for their production of the "Nutcracker." / Courtesy photo

Dancers of the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School (from left) Adriana Hitchcock, Francisco Serrano, Sammi Calandra, Brian Gurerrero and Julia Mounts -- prepare for their production of the "Nutcracker." / Courtesy photo

The show, conceived and choreographed by Serrano, Hernandez and Delia Ballart Arcia, a master teacher, will feature three Youth America Grand Prix competition medalists:  Adriana Hitchcock, Gabriella Stilo and and Serrano and Hernandez's son, Francisco Serrano.

The Sarasota Cuban school won top school honors at the YAGP regional competition in Atlanta last year. Serrano and Hernandez, who both defected from Cuba, teach in the style of their homeland, where they were trained at the Cuban National Ballet school.

Tickets are $15 for students and $25 for adults and are available at www.SRQNutcracker.BrownPaperTickets.com. The performance begins at 7 p.m. at 5840 26th Street West in Bradenton.

NUTCRACKER, Sarasota Cuban Ballet School 7 p.m., Dec. 21. Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th Street West, Bradenton. $15-$25. www.SRQNutcracker.BrownPaperTickets.com

 

 

NUTCRACKER, Sarasota Cuban Ballet School 7 p.m., Dec. 21. Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th Street West, Bradenton. $15-$25. www.SRQNutcracker.BrownPaperTickets.com    
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Carrie Seidman

Dance/arts critic, Sarasota Herald Tribune
Last modified: November 15, 2013
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