Dear Ms. Victoria, I would like you to know how much I appreciated the Nutcracker performance this past December. It surpassed all my expectation and it was so enjoyable to watch. I was totally blown away by the beautiful choreography of the performance, and my senses were drenched by the gorgeous music, the superb dancing, and the romantic scenery the very moment the curtain rose. I am sure everyone was impressed with Anton Korsakov.  He made me think of Baryshnikov right away. I mean the gestures were so alike, and the dancing was just beautiful! So you see how much I have enjoyed all the shows. I said to my husband what a lovely surprise it was for Christmas. I also think the show was more charming, endearing, and more intimate than a huge production where sometimes too much detail can be overwhelming. I have also seen a few PBS (Public Television) performances of the Nutcracker and so far you are the best!   For me, the evenings and matinee were pure magic. Thank you, Ms. Victoria, and bravo!!! Your new biggest fan, Elizabeth Manz.

One of representatives from York Media Group, Ms.Catherine M., attended the much expected performance of The Nutcracker ballet staged by Victoria Ballet Company at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts this past December 2011. Ms.Catherine was really impressed by the quality of the show and the warm reception by the audience.

‘This is the type of performance that the public is looking forward to seeing in our community. It promotes an understanding of ballet and music, two of the most beautiful fine arts and it also helps children to appreciate the beauty and splendour in each of them.’

More than 2,000 people had the opportunity to watch the wonderful performance of world ballet stars, including Anton Korsakov (the Prince), from the Mariinsky (Kirov) theatre of St. Petersburg, Russia, and rising Canadian ballet stars Lisa Mironova and Anastasia Loskutov (The Princess), both alumnae of Arts and Science Academy The role of Little Mary (Clara) was performed by Rebecca Shemesh and Siena Thalassinos, our young students from the Professional Division of Victoria Ballet Academy. Other roles were performed by students of Arts and Science Academy of Canada and Victoria Ballet Academy. During a conversation with Ms. Victoria Mironova, Artistic Director and Choreographer of Victoria Ballet Company, she indicated that she was really happy about how warmly the audience had accepted the performance, and how it gave the audience a feeling of happiness, enthusiasm, and celebration.

‘These are some of our goals as we present the public with a beautiful art form such as ballet’, said Ms. Mironova, and added: “I wish everyone a happy New Year, and we hope to see them again on December 14, 15, and 16, 2012 at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.’