Aerin Holt and California Contemporary Ballet will present the 16th annual production of the original ballet “The Snow Queen,” Dec. 21 and Dec. 22 at Glendale Community College Theater. Holt is the long-time artistic director and choreographer of California Contemporary Ballet (CCB), a professional non-profit dance company. This full-length ballet is staged with brilliant lighting and set design, custom hand-sewn costumes and an original moving musical score by Randall Michael Tobin.
Hundreds of ballet enthusiasts will be transported to Hans Christian Andersen’s fantasy world, a world where good, as personified by a little girl named Gerda, triumphs over evil when Gerda saves her friend Kai from an evil spell.
The professional principal cast will be joined by members of the company’s youth ballet division. Matinee performances are at 2 p.m. both days. Reserved seating advanced tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children; $30/$25 at the door. For tickets or information, call the ticket line at (818) 583-7406 or visit online CalBallet.com or SnowQueenBallet.com.
Among the cast is Emily Truong, a 12–year-old dancer from La Cañada, who undertakes the role of Guardian Angel who inspires Gerda to persist in her search when all seems lost.
Glendale Community College’s performing arts theater, located at 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale.