2014 Nutcracker performance

Gulfshore Ballet will be performing their annual production of Tchaikovsky's family favorite holiday classic, The Nutcracker, Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM at Bishop Verot’s Anderson Theater, located at 5598 Sunrise Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33919.  

The 7:00 PM performance will feature Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra, Principal Dancers with the Miami City Ballet.

Box office hours:
Gulfshore Ballet Office: now through December 12, 2014
M-Th 12:00-6:30 PM 
Fr 11:00-5:30 PM
Bishop Verot's Anderson Theater: December 13, 2014
12:00-1:45 PM
5:00-6:30 PM

Jennifer Kronenberg, Principal Dancer Miami City Ballet

Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg was born in Queens, New York where she trained with Teresa Aubel, Nicholas Orloff, Norman Walker, and Barbara Walczack; continuing her studies on scholarship at the School of American Ballet before joining Miami City Ballet as an apprentice in 1994 at the age of 17. She moved steadily through the ranks and was named Principal dancer in 2001. Ms. Kronenberg has danced leading roles in the majority of the company’s diverse repertoire. She performed with MCB at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1997, at the Jacob's Pillow and Aspen Festivals, Torino’s Danza Festival in Italy, the Kennedy Center’s International Ballet Festival and Balanchine Celebrations, the Vail International Dance Festival, the NYC City Center’s Fall for Dance performance series, and most recently at Les Etes des Danses at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France. In March 2011 she was featured in PBS’s Great Performances “Dance in America: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp”. She has also been featured on numerous occasions in Pointe Magazine, Dance ViewTimes, Dance Spirit Magazine, and graced the covers of DANCE Magazine’s October 2009, as well as Selecta Magazine’s March 2010 issue being the subject of their feature articles. Most recently, she wrote the “From the Heart: Why I Dance” essay for DANCE Magazine’s April 2011 issue, and her book entitled “So, You Want to be a Ballet Dancer?” has recently been published by Diversion Books. Ms. Kronenberg has been a faculty member of the Miami City Ballet Summer Intensive Program, and has been a guest teacher with several other schools including Ballet Arts of Jackson Tennessee, El Ballet de Monterrey Curso de Verano, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Naples Dance Conservatory, and Ballet Chicago, among many others.

Carlos Guerra, Principal Dancer Miami City Ballet

A native of Cuba, Mr. Guerra began his training at the age of 10 at the Professional School of Ballet and Plastic Arts in Camaguey, Cuba. In 1996 he joined the Professional Ballet Company of Camaguey as a principal dancer and performed in such works as Swan Lake, Giselle, Carmen, Romeo and Juliet, and Coppélia, among others. He was invited to dance as a soloist for the Ballet Company of Santiago in Chile in 1998 and was a principal dancer there for the following two years. He participated in the International Festival of Ballet in Havana and the International Latin Gala in Asuncion in Paraguay. Mr. Guerra was awarded first prize in the Provincial Contest at the School of Ballet in Camaguey in 1995. He also received honorable mention in 1996 at the International Ballet Competition in Havana. He was named principal dancer with Miami City Ballet in 2003 and performs most of the lead male roles, including a great variety of Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Twyla Tharp works. He has recently performed with the company at the Vail International Dance Festival, and the NYC City Center’s Fall for Dance series of performances. He was also featured in Miami City Ballet’s debut on PBS’s Great Performances “Dance in America: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp”. Mr. Guerra has taught regularly for the Miami City Ballet School Summer Intensive, as well as teaching as a guest for El Curso del Verano de Ballet Monterrey in Mexico, Ballet Arts in Jackson Tennessee, and The Naples Dance Conservatory, among others. He is also proud to have been featured in numerous magazines including Selecta, Ocean Drive, and Complot, and was named one of the 100 most important people in Florida by Florida International Magazine in 2005. In 2010, he was named one of the top ten creatively influential people in South Florida by The Miami New Times.

Edwin Navarro

A native of Maracaibo, Venezuela, Mr. Navarro began his ballet training at the Ballet Zulia. He has trained with Guillemo Gonzalez, Sonja Stamberg Rafael Portillo, Vicente Nebrada, Vladimir Loupujov, Ruta Butviliene and Rumen Rachev. Mr. Navarro is a former principal dancer with the National Ballet of Caracas, Ballet Danzarte de Maracaibo. In his repertoire, he has danced both classical and neoclassical roles in world famous ballets such as Swan Lake, Paquita, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Coppelia, Firebird, and many others. Mr. Navarro has been performing character roles such as Mother Comedia in Miami City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, Dr. Coppelius in Coppelia, and Widow Simone in La Fille Mal Gardée  for the American Ballet School.  Under the guidance of Irina Ivanova with the Marinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, Mr. Navarro has become a repetiteur in classical ballet in the Vaganova Method.