December 17, 2013
Steivel is choreographer for the new company's debut this week, through Dec. 22, with the Nutcracker in the San Mateo Performing Arts Center, having toured with the production in Reno. The production features sets and costumes by Alexandre Vassiliev.
The newly renovated $28 million Center in San Mateo High School opened this fall, offering a 1,540-seat venue, claiming "state-of-the-art" facilities, including new sections, a foyer, and an improved sound system.
In addition to classical ballet, Bay Pointe Ballet will also feature contemporary works in venues across the Bay Area. The company is also active in the community, providing lecture demonstrations at schools on the Peninsula, and other outreach program being planned. Bay Pointe Ballet also plans to complete a new studio in South San Francisco in early February to serve both the company and the Bay Pointe Ballet School.