Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida Celebrates 17 Years of Magical Christmas
Vladimir Issaev, Yukina Yasuhara, Dr. Jules Oaklander, Ruby Romero

Donors, members of the Board of Directors of the ballet, representative of the media and public in general gathered at the Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, to enjoy this traditional evening that kicks off the presentations of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida’s The Nutcracker.

As a prelude, the VIP guests, enjoyed a reception with the international body of dancers and a silent auction of items such as Tiffany jewelry, Spa packages, Christmas baskets, weekends in the Hilton Cabana, Disney packages, sports memorabilia and many more. While in a festive atmosphere, the public shared and took photos with the cast members, prior to the presentation.

The evening closed with the beautiful presentation of Vladimir Issaev’s The Nutcracker, a version that preserves Russian culture and features a cast of professional dancers performing the main roles, as well as a community cast made by local artists and children, for the party scene.

This Christmas tradition of the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida continued with presentations in the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center and the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale.

Snow King and Queen

Lew Thaler and Joane Weiss

Svea Pualuan and Eileen Pualuan

Yves Fernando Arispe, Ruby Romero and Yulia Korotkova

Ruby Romero, William Lanzi, Oscarena Lanzi, Vladimir Issaev

Items from the silent auction

Sharon Miller with Sara Bingham, Caitlyn King and Johanna Crick

Michelle, Natalia, Daniel and Jeffrey Serber

Pas de deux

Princesses Ana and Elsa with Lotus and Skyler Dobles and Scarlett Rivero

Nina Allen, Dr. Jules Oaklander, Sharon Miller and guests

Nella Haghayegh, Lillian Hill and Yasmin Haghayegh

Yukina Yasuhara as the snow Queen

Takayuki Asai and Lillian Hill