Ovation’s “Battle of The Nutcrackers” begins tonight!

Ovation’s “Battle of The Nutcrackers” begins tonight! Tune in each night this week to see five different versions of The Nutcracker. Nigel Lythgoe and Debbie Allen will host—introducing each production and providing insight and commentary.

At the end of the week, vote for your favorite interpretation on The Viewer’s Choice winner will be revealed on Christmas Eve, December 24th.

Here’s the 411:

Monday, December 12th: Mariinsky Theatre’s (Kirov Ballet) The Nutcracker (US Television Premiere!)
Tuesday, December 13th: The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Wednesday, December 14th: Berlin State Opera Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Thursday, December 15th: Bolshoi Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Friday, December 16th: Matthew Bourne’s The Nutcracker

About Kate Lydon

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and first started dancing in my best friend’s kitchen when I was 3. She and I would put on 10 pairs of socks each so we could trade off trying on her mom’s pointe shoes (her mom, Susan Tripaldi, was my first teacher). I continued learning tap, ballet and jazz when my parents enrolled me at the California Academy of Performing Arts in Moraga, CA, when I was 9. By then I was totally hooked on dancing and performing. It was a whirlwind into San Francisco Ballet School before I moved to NYC. (I was one of eight girls chosen by Baryshnikov to study fulltime at American Ballet Theatre’s School of Classical Ballet!) At 16, I auditioned for San Francisco Ballet and got a contract. After five fab years there dancing with amazing people, I joined American Ballet Theatre where I danced with more amazing people! Now, I love working at Dance Spirit! Alison, Colleen, Margaret, Michael and Jo are zany, smart and savvy, and we have so much fun putting together the magazine for you (the best readers ever!) each month.
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