CARLSBAD, CA, December 05, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Katie Critchlow and Ronnie Underwood, stars of CW's television series "Breaking Pointe!" will be in San Diego, to perform at West Coast Ballet's production of The Nutcracker.---
Katie trained at San Elijo Dance Academy and performed in many West Coast Ballet Productions of "The Nutcracker". "I enjoy coming back to my roots," says, Katie, "I love being able to meet with the young ones and perhaps inspire them to dance."
Come see Katie, Ronnie and other exciting performers in West Coast Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker" at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Saturday, December 21 at 2pm or 2pm on Sunday, December 22. West Coast Ballet Theatre will also be performing "The Nutcracker" on December 7 at 1pm and 7pm. Tickets for all shows are available online at http://www.SanDiegoNutcracker.com or by calling the box office at 1-800-988-4253.
About Katie Critchlow
Katie was born in San Diego, California, and trained at The San Elijo Dance Academy in San Diego, followed by Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. She also participated in summer intensives at American Ballet Theatre and Boston Ballet, joining Ballet West in 2006.
About Ronnie Underwood
Ronnie's hometown is Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ronnnie began his training at the Tulsa School of Ballet, Ballet Hispanico in New York City, and American Ballet Theatre. He performed as an apprentice with Tulsa Ballet Theatre before joining Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet (now Texas Ballet Theater) at the age of 19. Prior to joining Ballet West in 2011, Ronnie was a principal dancer with Oregon Ballet Theatre
About Breaking Pointe
"Breaking Pointe" rips back the curtain on the inner workings of elite Salt Lake City Ballet Company, Ballet West. It obliterates the notion that ballet is a dated art form and shatters pre-conceived stereotypes about the men and women who give their lives to the world of ballet. Beneath their perfect exteriors, these dancers have the toughness of linebackers, punishing their bodies to achieve perfection and dancing through injuries and pain.
Performance Photographs and Nutcracker Artwork Available on Request.
About West Coast Ballet Theatre
West Coast Ballet Theatre is the semi-professional arm of the San Elijo Dance and Music Academy and 4S Dance Academy. Every year, the Theatre produces a unique Nutcracker experience in grand scale. Where traditional Nutcracker productions are performed by 15-20 adult ballet dancers, West Coat Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker" is performed by a cast of over 200 performers of all ages. The music of Tchaikovsky is brought to life by the San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra on December 21 & 22. The combined effect is an entertaining event that will keep all ages memorized and enchanted.
In its 12th year of production by San Elijo Dance and Music Academy, "The Nutcracker," now produced by SEDMA's semi-professional arm, the West Coast Ballet Theatre, is the perfect way to nurture an appreciation for the performing arts in young family members. A cherished family tradition, the West Coast Ballet Theatre's enchanting production of "The Nutcracker" captures the magic, excitement and innocence of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet as seen through the eyes of a child. Tickets from $22-$42 online at http://www.SanDiegoNutcracker.com or call the box office at 1-800-988-4253.
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