Press Release: The Nutcracker in Front Royal 2018



The Nutcracker in Front Royal

WINCHESTER, VA, November 10, 2018: National Ballet Company and Italia Performing Arts are presenting the seasonal classic ballet The Nutcracker in Front Royal in December.

Italia Performing Arts is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the National Ballet Company to bring to the Shenandoah Valley a professional quality production of The Nutcracker, which has been a family holiday tradition for over 100 years. This production is staged in a Victorian setting where the magic of The Nutcracker comes to life.

The Nutcracker Front Royal, VA December 15 & 16 2018

Image by Prima Donna Photography from a previous National Ballet Company production of The Nutcracker

The production will be presented in the beautiful auditorium of Skyline High School, Front Royal. There will be three performances, at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm on Saturday December 15th and at 2:30 pm on Sunday December 16th. This will allow more than 2,000 people to enjoy the magic of Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet.

The National Ballet Company, based in Maryland, has been staging The Nutcracker for many years, but this is the first time they have brought it to the Valley. The professional dancers of the Company will dance the leading roles in this performance. The students of Italia Performing Arts will play the children’s parts.

Lorenza Manara Marchi, Principal of Italia Performing Arts, said:

I am honored and thrilled to welcome the National Ballet Company to work with Italia Performing Arts students on The Nutcracker.

The high standard of work and teaching they have brought to the area has had a big impact on the children. This is an experience for them that they will never forget.

This production is a seasonal gift for the families and community of the Shenandoah Valley.

For further details of this production and to purchase tickets, please visit


Pamela Moore

Pamela Moore

The National Ballet Company, Maryland’s oldest professional ballet company, is celebrating 70 years this year. The Company director, Pamela A. Moore, was a principal dancer with the National Ballet Company for over 30 years and has danced every major role in the repertoire. She holds the Maestro Enrico Cecchetti Diploma and is co-Chairman of the Board of Examiners of the Cecchetti Council of America.

Lorenza Manara Marchi

Lorenza Manara Marchi

Italia Performing Arts, directed by Lorenza Manara Marchi, opened its first dance studio in Winchester, VA in 2012, and a second studio in Edinburg, VA in 2016. It offers classes for children and teens in classical Ballet, Acro Dance, Tap, Lyrical & Contemporary Dance, Jazz & Hip-Hop Dance, and Musical Theatre & Vocals. Lorenza trained in Italy and England as a teacher of classical ballet. She holds the DDI and DDE in the Cecchetti method from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and the Licentiate of the Cecchetti Council of America.

Italia Performing Arts, LLC, 3031 Valley Avenue suite 108, Winchester, VA 22601
Contact: Peter Kirk or Lorenza Manara Marchi
Telephone: 540-504-7263

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