Our Productions

Brevard Ballet Youth Company produces two full-length ballets each year. The Nutcracker Ballet is our annual performance in December, while our spring production is staged each May. All of Brevard Ballet Youth Company's shows feature students from Brevard Ballet Academy and occasional guest dancers. Props are hand-crafted by volunteers from our community and costumes are designed by the Artistic Director, Elena Shokhina, and sewn by the company's talented wardrobe seamstress, 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 the Theatre Director and his passionate theatre students. Our performances expose these students to a theatre master class by our stage engineer, Maxim Bondar, who brings his expertise from the world famous Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg, Russia).

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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. 
Guest artists are invited to perform the role of the Nutcracker Prince with students from Brevard Ballet Academy, performing the lead role of the Sugar Plum Fairy. This year will be our 6th annual performance of The Nutcracker Ballet.

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 10th at 6pm

Sunday, December 11th at 2pm

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Cinderella

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, Her dance partner performing the role of the prince was guest artist and former Brevard resident, Arcadian Broad of Sarasota Ballet. After the triumphant success, Cinderella returned in May of 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.

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Swan Lake

Composed by Pyotr IIyich Tchaikovsky
Directed and Staged by Elena Shokhina

Staged by Artistic Director, Elena Shokhina, to Tchaikovsky's powerful score, we present to you, Swan Lake, the triumphant story of Swan Princess, Odette, and her spellbound swan maidens, Prince Siegfried, the evil baron, Von Rothbart and the imposter, Odille. This enchanting fairytale takes you on a journey of true love, tragedy, and sorcery. From the royal medieval ballroom to the moonlit lakeside, we promise pure magic, drama, and suspense.

 

Brevard Ballet Youth Company's production of Swan Lake premiered in May 2022. Vivien Levine made her debut in the dual role of Odette and Odile, accompanied by her partner, Alexey Kuznetsov in the role of Prince Siegfried, and Alexey Minkin as the role of Von Rothbart.  Over 100 Brevard Ballet Academy students graced the stage, making it the company's biggest production yet. 

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

Cinderella

Swan Lake