Our Productions

Brevard Ballet Youth Company produces two productions every year, The Nutcracker Ballet in December and a Spring Show in May, the most recent being Cinderella. All of Brevard Ballet Youth Company's production are made up of local talent from the community featuring students from Brevard Ballet Academy as well as kids interested in performing from all over Brevard. Props are handbuilt by parents of our students and volunteers from the community, costumes are sewn by the company's talented wardrobe mistress, Joanna Hoke. The elaborate and colorful designs hint at the magic that is to come when dancers don the outfits and step onto the stage of the Eau Gallie Performing Arts Center. The stage team consists of Theatre Director, Ed Dunne and Eau Gallie High School students who are passionate about theatre and the arts, giving them the opportunity to learn from experts such as lighting director from the famous Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg, Russia) Maxim Bondar.

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The Nutcracker Ballet

Composed by Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky
Directed and Choreographed by Elena Shokhina

The Nutcracker Ballet is a must-see holiday tradition for the entire family! Elena Shokhina first premiered her rendition of the ballet in December of 2017.
Each year Guest Artists are invited to perform the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier, which one day will be one of our very own students. Guest artists include dancers from prestigious companies including MorDance in New York and Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami. This December we celebrate the 5th anniversary of The Nutcracker Ballet.



Composed by Sergei Prokofiev
Directed and Choreographed by Elena Shokhina

For the first time ever in Brevard County, Cinderella premiered on stage in May of 2019. The role of Cinderella was performed by Brevard Ballet Academy's Vivien Levine at only 14 years old, who has been training with Miss Shokhina for seven years. Her dance partner performing the role of the prince was guest artist, Arcadian Broad, who was a former principal dancer with Orlando Ballet. After the triumphant success, Brevard Ballet Youth Company's Cinderella returned in May 2021 with even more sparkle and magic! Vivien Levine graced the stage once again as the lead role with guest artist, Alexey Minkin, from Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami.

A prima ballerina in the role of _Odette

Swan Lake

Coming May 2022

Another project is in the works! Artistic Director, Elena Shokhina's vision of the classical ballet premieres in Spring 2022.


Wow! Tonight's performance of the Nutcracker by Brevard Ballet Youth Company, was way better than I expected! It was to be a holiday treat for Mom. But, I was enthralled the entire time. From the costumes to the set design, it was mesmerizing. The performers were amazing! From opening curtain to the cast presentation, I was impressed with the skill and grace of each dancer. Growing up in DC and attending performances in NYC, I am so happy that we have such quality work here! Thank you!

Greg Miles

The Nutcracker Ballet