Press Releases

Academy Director of Acclaimed Ballet West to Teach Master Classes at EBT
October 22, 2017
Bellevue, WA – Peter LeBreton Merz is coming to EBT to teach two master classes on Sunday, October 22 from 10 am-12 pm (for ages 14-18) and 12:30-2:30 pm (for ages 10-13). This event is open to the community.
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The Nutcracker 2016
December 3-4& 10-11, 2016 at 2 pm
Bellevue, WA – Local dancers join guest artist Nukri Mamistvalov to make holiday magic in Emerald Ballet Theatre’s 10th Anniversary production of The Nutcracker with live orchestra and brand-new sets.
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Seattle YAGP Winner Danil Zinovyev Seeks Funding to Further Ballet Training
February 22, 2016
Bellevue, WA – Emerald Ballet Academy student Danil Zinovyev recently won the Junior Men’s Classical competition at the Youth America Grand Prix Semi-finals in Seattle. He is seeking sponsors to help finance his trip to the April YAGP finals in New York City. 
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The Nutcracker 2015
December 5-6 & 12-13, 2015 at 2 pm
Bellevue, WA – Reserve your seat in the Land of Sweets! Stellar guest artists from the San Francisco Ballet and Alabama Ballet join over 200 Emerald Ballet Academy dancers, regional professionals and a live orchestra to bring E.T.A. Hoffman's timeless tale to life.
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12 Dancing Princesses/Giselle
June 6-7, 2015 at 2 pm
Bellevue, WA – For their eighth annual spring show, Emerald Ballet Theatre (EBT) presents a mixed bill of family-friendly storytelling and classical ballet at its finest. 
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EBT Dancers Shine at Regional Dance Competitions
February 2015
Bellevue, WA – Dancers from Bellevue-based Emerald Ballet Theatre (EBT) took high honors at two regional dance competitions recently held in Bellevue. 
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The Nutcracker 2014
December 6-7 & 13-14, 2014 at 2 pm
Bellevue, WA – It’s Tchaikovsky time! Now in its eighth season, EBT’s full-length production features a live orchestra, gorgeous costumes, lavish sets and exquisite choreography in the Russian tradition. Ms. Emeline Settlemyre makes her debut as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Mr. Shane Tice is her Cavalier. 
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Youth America Grand Prix  
February 2014
Bellevue, WA – Local dancers from Emerald Ballet Theatre’s academy took home top honors this weekend from the Youth America Grand Prix semi-final ballet competition. Some have qualified for the YAGP finals in New York City, where they will compete against the best dancers in the world. 
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The Nutcracker 2013
December 7-8 & 14-15, 2013 at 2 pm 
Bellevue, WA Step inside the Stahlbaum’s house for the most memorable holiday party of the year! Emerald Ballet Theatre’s (EBT) The Nutcracker returns with Ms. Viktoria Titova as the Sugar Plum Fairy. 
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Listen, watch, create or participate! FREE Arts Crush Event at EBT
October 19, 2013 
Bellevue, WA – Looking for a creative way to spend your Saturday? Stop by Emerald Ballet Theatre for intimate performances, free dance classes and fun art activities. 
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Pictures at an Exhibition
June 1, 2013 at 5 pm & June 2, 2013 at 2 pm 
Bellevue, WA – For their sixth annual spring show, Emerald Ballet Theatre (EBT) is pleased to present "Pictures at an Exhibition" in partnership with the Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle. 
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Karine Plantadit and Daniel Wilkins are Summer Guest Faculty
May 10, 2013
Bellevue, WA – Emerald Ballet Academy is thrilled to welcome stage and screen gem Karine Plantadit and DASSdance Artistic Director Daniel Wilkins as guest faculty during their 2013 Summer Intensive. 
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Seattle YAGP Winner Michael Pontius Seeks Funding to Further Ballet Training
February 26, 2013
Bellevue, WA – Emerald Ballet Academy student Michael Pontius recently won the Senior Classical competition at Youth America Grand Prix’s semi-finals in Bellevue. He is seeking sponsors to help finance his training and trip to the April YAGP finals in New York City. 
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The Nutcracker 2012
December 1-2 & 8-9, 2012 at 2 pm  
Bellevue, WA – Emerald Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker shines brighter than ever when acclaimed guest artists Maria Riccetto and Sascha Radetsky from American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and Clara Blanco and Gennadi Nedvigin from San Francisco Ballet (SFB) take to the Bothell stage. 
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Les Sylphides/Moontellers: A Celebration of Dance and the Moon
June 9, 2012 at 4 pm and June 10, 2012 at 1 pm 
Bellevue, WA – What do you see in the moon? For their fifth annual spring production, Emerald Ballet Theatre (EBT) is proud to present a mixed program featuring both classical and muti-cultural interpretations of the moon. 
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The Nutcracker 2011 
December 3-4 & 10-11, 2011 at 2 pm  
Bellevue, WA – Eastsiders no longer need to cross the bridge to find enchantment. This holiday season, the mystery and magic of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet is closer than ever. 
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Jewel Heart Book Fair
May 7, 6:30-8:30 pm
Bellevue, WA – Please join us for a social evening of shopping, drinks and treats. Island Books is filled with merchandise for adults and children, including CDs, games and toys. A generous portion of each sale benefits non-proft EBT.  
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Tales from the Mediterranean
June 7, 2008 at 2 & 7 pm
Bellevue, WA – Our dancers are hard at work on EBTs next big performance. 
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Music Can Dance
March 15, 2008
Bellevue, WA – Music is in the air and dancing feet drum the earth everywhere. Spring is the season for festivals, competitions and performances. The Music Can Dance Workshop is on March 15 at Emerald Ballet. 
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The Nutcracker 2007
December 8, 2007
Bellevue, WA – "Ready5, 6, 7, 8, fight! I mean dance!" Ballet and capoeira martial arts students practicing for Emerald Ballet Theatre’s (EBT) Nutcracker are not surprised by this refrain. They know that their battle beneath the Christmas tree on Saturday, December 8 at the Sammamish High School Performing Arts Center in Bellevue will be unlike any of the season.  
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EBT on the Eastside
August 20, 2007
Bellevue, WA – Emerald Ballet Theatre (EBT) today announced the opening of its new non-profit arts center at 12368 Northup Way in Bellevue. 
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