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The Russian Ballet Theatre Performance of Swan Lake + Giveaway

The Russian Ballet Theatre is thrilled to bring a breathtaking new production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake to Los Angeles and surrounding areas Sept. 21-26. Tickets for the Los Angeles are performances are on sale now and available online at

Swan Lake Ballet

The performance schedule for Swan Lake is as follows: Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the California Theater in San Bernardino; Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside; Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Wiltern in Los Angeles; Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alex Theatre in Glendale; and Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts & Convention Center in Oxnard.

About Swan Lake

Russian Ballet Theatre in SoCal

Swan Lake, which has mesmerized audiences for over a century, is based on a German fairy tale. Tchaikovsky’s score tells the tragic love story of Prince Siegfried and Swan Princess, Odette, who is cursed to be a swan by day but a young woman at night.

Russian Ballet Theatre

The Russian Ballet Theatre’s new production will captivate audiences with time-honored Russian traditions. Plus, they’ll be adding new choreography, hand painted sets, radiant hand sewn costumes, artistic hair designs and special effects makeup.

Swan Lake by Russian Ballet Theatre

The Russian Ballet Theatre has pulled together an outstanding company of dancers for the 2019 tour of Swan Lake. The company features Olga Kifyak as “Odette,” Evgeny Svetlitsa as “Prince Siegfried,” Mikhail Ovcharov as the “Jester” and Vasili Bogdan as “Rothbart.”

The Russian Ballet Theatre’s production of Swan Lake is choreographed by Nadezhda Kalinina with Sergey Novikov serving as production designer and Irina Strukova as SFX makeup designer.

Choreographer Nadezhda Kalinina

Nadezhda Kalinina has choreographed more than 60 performances and miniatures for various theatrical and concert programs with her ballets being staged at the prestigious Mariinsky Theater. She is the chief choreographer of the Omsk State Musical Theater, winner of the eight International Theatre Forum’s Golden Knight (The Overcoat, 2010), recipient of the Silver Award at the first Federal Festival Theatrical Olympus (The Overcoat, 2011), and winner of the fourth Russian festival Volga Theater Seasons in the nomination of “Best Choreography” (The Idiot, 2018).

Set and Costume Designer Sergey Novikov

Sergey Novikov has worked on over 70 productions theatrical productions in Russia including at the Mariinsky Theater and throughout Europe. Novikov is referred to as, “a young, advanced artist” with scenery and costumes that “surprise and delight.” He is the recipient of the “Golden Sofit,” St. Petersburg’s most prestigious theatre prize in the nomination of “Best work by a Designer” for his set designs for the production “Andrei Ivanovich Comes Home,” as well as the recipient of the Governor of the Omsk Region’s prize for “Merit in the Development of Culture and the Arts.”

SFX makeup designer Irina Strukova

Irina Strukova graduated from the Academy of Architecture and Design in her native city of Almaty and started by designing and curating large-scale fashion and entertainment events. In Moscow, she began to focus on film and TV drama makeup and soon became the head of the makeup department in one of the best-known film and TV companies in Russia. Strukova is the recipient of various international awards in art and makeup, including the Grand Pix in the World International Makeup Championship in Dusseldorf. Her credits include such projects as Book of Legends: Mysterious Forest (2012), Zhat (2015), Marco Polo (Netflix 2014-2016) and most recently, Crazy Rich Asians (2018).

Portion of Ticket Sales Donated

Swan Lake in Escondido
The Russian Ballet Theatre will donate a portion of ticket sales from its 2019 tour to local public schools through a collaboration with the Plus1 initiative. The ballet is partnering with, an online platform where organizations can choose the school they’re donating to, $1 per ticket sold will go local teachers in or around each city of the tour. For more information, please visit,

The national tour of the Russian Ballet Theatre begins performances in Escondido, CA on September 19. For tickets or more information please visit The Russian Ballet Theatre online.


Swan Lake Theatre Production in SoCal
We are thrilled to giveaway 2 tickets to the Russian Ballet Theatre performance of Swan Lake in Escondido on September 19th at 7:30pm. Enter to win by leaving a comment below. Receive an extra entry for leaving a comment on our Facebook post, sharing the Facebook post with your friends or tagging your friends in the Facebook post. We will pick one random winner on September 12th. Good Luck.

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  1. I would love to win tickets yo see the Russian Ballet Theater. I am from Russia, and was in ballet school during my childhood. If I win 2 tickets, I will invite my 92 yr old Russian relative that is very much into Russian ballet. It would be an unforgettable evening for us.

  2. What a great opportunity!! This would be a great date!

  3. I would absolutely LOVE to win tickets for my ballerina daughter!!

  4. I would love to take my Mom to see this. This would be amazing!!!!!!

  5. I love swan lake, and it would be such a beautiful evening to see the Russian ballet perform. I hope to win tickets.

  6. Would love to experience Swan Lake for the first time!

  7. Would love to take my daughter to this! I’ve never been to the ballet

  8. this is so beautiful

  9. I’ve always wanted to see Swan Lake.

  10. I’d love to take my daughter on a mommy and me date to see swan lake. She is so excited to start her ballet class it’s all she talks about.

  11. My daughter was just in her first ballet/tap show in June and she would love to see this.

  12. We love trying new things and the ballet is perfect for that.

  13. So beautiful ⭐🥰 would also love to take my mom to see them dance. She used to be a ballerina on her toes and this would be such a treat💜

  14. I would love to bring my daughter or son to this, or even maybe use it as a date night! Thank you for the giveaway!

  15. I would love to go see this beautiful show. This would make a great date night w/ my hubby

  16. I can’t think of a more romantic date night. Hope to see it!

  17. Would love to take my son!

  18. My wife would love to see this show

  19. I would love to take my 6 yr old daughter who dances on a team to inspire her with this amazing, beautiful, and timeless ballet

  20. I would love to check out the show

  21. Ive always wanted to see this – looks beautiful!

  22. I’d love to take my ballet loving daughter!!

  23. Mmy husband is Ukrainian Russian and I would love tto have a much needed date night with my husband tto ssee this! This would mean so much to us!

  24. Would love to see this fabulous ballet

  25. I would love to win these tickets… I’ve never been to the ballet before!

  26. I’ve never been to the ballet before and I’d love to have this one be my first! It’s one of my favorites!

  27. Looks amazing! Would love to take my son.

  28. My daughter would love to see this! She’s in a ballet class.

  29. I would love to take my daughter to see the Swan Lake, an amazing piece of art, to inspire her….

  30. I would love to take one of my sons to see the Russian Ballet Theatres Performance of Swan Lake. I have seen the Swan Lake once, but would love the share the experience with my son.

  31. I have always wanted to see this!

  32. I’ve never been to a Ballet Theatre show. If I win I would love to take my 9yr old that loves dancing!!🤞🏼😺

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