Jun
4
Mon
2018 Summer Workshop @ Northwest Florida Ballet
Jun 4 – Jun 29 all-day

Join NFB’s for our annual summer workshop, June 4-29. Level 1 is open to dancers entering 4th & 5th grades, and Level 2 is open to dancers entering 6th grade and up. For additional information or to download the complete brochure visit our Summer Workshop page.

Jun
23
Sat
Ballet at Twilight 2018 @ Grand Boulevard's Grand Park
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

NFB will stage its annual free community performance, Ballet at Twilight, featuring a mixed repertoire of classic and modern works in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin’s Grand Park on Sat., June 23 at 7:30 pm. This popular outdoor production will feature an evening of both new and established works performed by NFB dancers and international guest artists.

NFB’s Ballet at Twilight will include excerpts from the romantic ballet Giselle that premiered at Grand Boulevard earlier this season. Louisville Ballet guest artists Natalia Ashikhmina and Darren McIntyre will dance the Grand Pas de Deux from Act 2 of this haunting production with music by Adolph Adam and original choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. Ashikhmina and McIntyre will also perform a Pas de Deux from the new musical, BANJO. This exhilarating mash-up of contemporary dance features the music of COLDPLAY and spoken word of Banjo Paterson and explores the common themes in the works of both. Directed and written by Tim Maddren, choreographed by Stephanie Maddren and McIntyre with new and original musical arrangements by Mat Brooker, BANJO will take audiences on a truly unforgettable journey.

The program will also include the world premier of a new contemporary ballet A Tale of 9 Dancers, created by local choreographer Lindsey Kelley Brewer with music by Balam Acab, Brooklyn Rider, Bonobo, Lo Fang and M83. This new piece is inspired by the dancers’ life experiences, stories, opinions and beliefs.

Atlanta Ballet dancers Emily Carrico and Sergio Masero-Olarte, who will be performing with the NFB Company for the first time, will dance the Wedding Pas de Deux from Act 3 of the ballet Don Quixote with music by Ludwig Minkus and choreography by Marius Petipa. The couple will also grace the stage to perform the contemporary Pas de Deux Tintinnare also choreographed by Masero-Olarte with music by Arvo Part. Former NFB dancer Jonathan Carter will be performing the Cavalier’s variation from Act 2 of The Nutcracker, and guest artist Lindsey Kelley Brewer will dance in an original piece of her own making.

The production’s finale will be a ballet choreographed by NFB Artistic director/CEO Todd Eric Allen entitled Light Heavy. This high-energy ballet explores the similarities and extreme differences of classical ballet and modern dance in a fun and thought provoking way. Light Heavy features NFB principals Ellie Edwards, Jonathan Carter, Victoria Garofalo and Keegan Lloyd. Students from NFB’s summer workshop will also perform in two featured pieces choreographed by Lindsey Kelley Brewer.

Ballet at Twilight is presented as part of Grand Boulevard’s Coastal Culture series, made possible by the Grand Boulevard Arts & Entertainment Program. The production is sponsored by the St. Joe Community Foundation and funded in part by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Visit NFB online at nfballet.org or on Facebook for more information.

Oct
6
Sat
Seaside Mixed Repertoire Performance @ Seaside Amphitheater
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

The Northwest Florida Ballet will stage a free, outdoor performance sponsored by the Merchants of Seaside at the Seaside Amphitheater on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. as part of NFB’s cultural outreach productions within the community.

The program begins with a lecture demonstration on the history of ballet and the method of training at NFB featuring both company dancers and school students. Excerpts from the brilliant holiday favorite, The Nutcracker featuring the music of Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky with choreography by celebrated NFB Artistic Director Todd Eric Allen will follow the demonstration. The performance also includes excerpts from a Midsummer Night’s Dream, based on William Shakespeare’s tangle of plots and subplots about the loves and adventures of mortals and mystical beings.
Oct
13
Sat
A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Grand Boulevard's Grand Park
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NFB opens this spectacular 2018-2019 season on Sat., Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m. with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a free outdoor performance in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin’s Grand Park. Choreographed by Katia Garza with beautiful music by Felix Mendelssohn, this magical production is based on William Shakespeare’s famous play that includes a happy tangle of plots and subplots about the loves and adventures of mortals and mystical beings.

The production has a cast of more than 58 dancers that includes NFB Company members and an impressive array of international guest artists. Breathtaking scenery and costumes from Orlando Ballet will add to the park’s delightful ambiance. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is presented as part of Grand Boulevard’s Coastal Culture series, made possible by the Grand Boulevard Arts & Entertainment Program.

NFB’s 2018-2019 season is presented by the St. Joe Community Foundation. Season signature co-sponsors include: VIE Magazine, Cox Media, Emerald Coast Magazine, VIP Destin Magazine and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. NFB is sponsored in part by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

Nov
3
Sat
2018 Vintij Wine Dinner @ Vintij Food & Wine
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join the Northwest Florida Ballet for the “Fall Into Dance” four-course wine dinner at Vin’tij Food & Wine on Sat., Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person (excluding gratuity) and seating for the event is limited.

Guests will dine on a delectable four-course menu by Vin’tij featuring seasonal delights that dance with the extraordinary flavors of Jackson Family Wine’s Freeemark Abbey and Brewer Clifton upper tier brands as well as several others while NFB Music Director David Ott and soprano Kara Bishop provide entertainment.

The event supports live music provided by the Northwest Florida Ballet Symphony Orchestra for NFB’s 2018-2019 season production of The Nutcracker. The NFB Symphony Orchestra is led by NFB Music Director David Ott and is comprised of the finest musicians from the Southeast and abroad.

The evening’s fabulous menu and wine accompaniments will be announced soon!

Nov
16
Fri
Nutcracker 2018 @ Mattie Kelly Arts Center
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

NFB returns to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center to present the 39th annual production of the classic holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Performances will be held on Fri. and Sat., Nov. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. and features live musical accompaniment by the NFB Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director and conductor David Ott. This timeless tradition is a celebrated favorite of families along the Emerald Coast as it marks the start of their holiday season.

The Nutcracker is set in a small German town in 1835 set to the music of Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky with choreography by celebrated NFB Artistic Director Todd Eric Allen. International ballet stars Taras Domitro Suarez and Adiarys Almeida Santana will perform the principal roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Prince. Several other international guest artists, the NFB Company and over 100 local children round out the cast. Box office prices for adults are $38 each and $18 for children 12 & under.

NFB’s 2018-2019 season is presented by the St. Joe Community Foundation. Season signature co-sponsors include: VIE Magazine, Cox Media, Emerald Coast Magazine, VIP Destin Magazine and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. NFB is sponsored in part by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

Nov
17
Sat
Nutcracker 2018 @ Mattie Kelly Arts Center
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

NFB returns to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center to present the 39th annual production of the classic holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Performances will be held on Fri. and Sat., Nov. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. and features live musical accompaniment by the NFB Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director and conductor David Ott. This timeless tradition is a celebrated favorite of families along the Emerald Coast as it marks the start of their holiday season.

The Nutcracker is set in a small German town in 1835 set to the music of Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky with choreography by celebrated NFB Artistic Director Todd Eric Allen. International ballet stars Taras Domitro Suarez and Adiarys Almeida Santana will perform the principal roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Prince. Several other international guest artists, the NFB Company and over 100 local children round out the cast. Box office prices for adults are $38 each and $18 for children 12 & under.

NFB’s 2018-2019 season is presented by the St. Joe Community Foundation. Season signature co-sponsors include: VIE Magazine, Cox Media, Emerald Coast Magazine, VIP Destin Magazine and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. NFB is sponsored in part by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

Nov
18
Sun
Nutcracker 2018 @ Mattie Kelly Arts Center
Nov 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

NFB returns to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center to present the 39th annual production of the classic holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Performances will be held on Fri. and Sat., Nov. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. and features live musical accompaniment by the NFB Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director and conductor David Ott. This timeless tradition is a celebrated favorite of families along the Emerald Coast as it marks the start of their holiday season.

The Nutcracker is set in a small German town in 1835 set to the music of Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky with choreography by celebrated NFB Artistic Director Todd Eric Allen. International ballet stars Taras Domitro Suarez and Adiarys Almeida Santana will perform the principal roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Prince. Several other international guest artists, the NFB Company and over 100 local children round out the cast. Box office prices for adults are $38 each and $18 for children 12 & under.

NFB’s 2018-2019 season is presented by the St. Joe Community Foundation. Season signature co-sponsors include: VIE Magazine, Cox Media, Emerald Coast Magazine, VIP Destin Magazine and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. NFB is sponsored in part by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

Dec
21
Fri
Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas @ Destin United Methodist Church Life Center
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

NFB is proud to present Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas on December 22 at 7:30 p.m.  and December 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Destin United Methodist Church’s Life Center. Lightwire Theater, a former finalist on America’s Got Talent, will thrill audiences of all ages with this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky.

In this wonderful story, Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches on presents as a young bird named Max and his family head south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm, he ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, his adventure begins when he encounters friendly caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and more.

Lightwire Theater rose to national prominence on the hit show America’s Got Talent, and brings to life a truly a unique, innovative and visually dazzling theatrical experience. Utilizing the talents of four cast members, they strap on costumes fitted with electroluminescent lights, turning their entire bodies into life sized puppets to bring the cast of creatures and scenery to life through movement and dance. Box office priced tickets for Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas are $35 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under.

NFB’s 2018-2019 season is presented by the St. Joe Community Foundation. Season signature co-sponsors include: VIE Magazine, Cox Media, Emerald Coast Magazine, VIP Destin Magazine and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. This performance of A Very Electric Christmas is co-sponsored by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. NFB is sponsored in part by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

Dec
22
Sat
Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas @ Destin United Methodist Church Life Center
Dec 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

NFB is proud to present Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas on December 22 at 7:30 p.m.  and December 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Destin United Methodist Church’s Life Center. Lightwire Theater, a former finalist on America’s Got Talent, will thrill audiences of all ages with this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky.

In this wonderful story, Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches on presents as a young bird named Max and his family head south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm, he ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, his adventure begins when he encounters friendly caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and more.

Lightwire Theater rose to national prominence on the hit show America’s Got Talent, and brings to life a truly a unique, innovative and visually dazzling theatrical experience. Utilizing the talents of four cast members, they strap on costumes fitted with electroluminescent lights, turning their entire bodies into life sized puppets to bring the cast of creatures and scenery to life through movement and dance. Box office priced tickets for Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas are $35 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under.

NFB’s 2018-2019 season is presented by the St. Joe Community Foundation. Season signature co-sponsors include: VIE Magazine, Cox Media, Emerald Coast Magazine, VIP Destin Magazine and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. This performance of A Very Electric Christmas is co-sponsored by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. NFB is sponsored in part by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.