Harry Van Gorkum as Drosselmeyer
London-born, classically-trained actor Harry Van Gorkum is thrilled to join the Ballet for Topanga Nutcracker family. He has an impressive career in all aspects of acting, including stage theater, film and television. Harry has made guest appearances on various television series including Seinfeld, Friends, CSI, Jag, and The Nanny as a recurring character. On film, Harry has appeared in Batman & Robin, Gone In Sixty Seconds, and Escape Under Pressure. Harry also brought his comic skills to the screen in Pink Panther 2 and was recurring on the final season of 24. Harry has also been the face of Dish Network for the past two years as their ‘Spokeslistener’.
Friday December 7 at 7:30 pm

Friday's performance will be at the Topanga Community House located at 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290. Tickets are $15.00 and are on sale at Mimosa and Canyon Gourmet or from any CAST member or by calling: 310-455-3939.

Saturday December 8 at 7:30 pm

Saturday's performance will be at the Topanga Community House located at 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290. Tickets are $15.00 and are on sale at Mimosa and Canyon Gourmet or from any CAST member or by calling: 310-455-3939.

Sunday December 9 at 2 pm

Sunday's performance will be at the Topanga Community House located at 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290. Tickets are $15.00 and are on sale at Mimosa and Canyon Gourmet or from any CAST member or by calling: 310-455-3939.

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About

SHERRY JASON Founder/Artistic Director, Ballet for Topanga sherry@cityhearts.org

Miss Sherry began studying Ballet at the age of four with Lilianne and Mario Salveneschi. She continued her training with Daphne Geard in the Royal Academy method and blossomed as a dancer with the excellent Vaganova-style teaching of Juliette Durand (former Prima Ballerina with the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires) and her husband, Carlos Sandor. She also studied with Vladimir Dokoudovsky in NYC and Carmelita Maracci in Los Angeles.

Miss Sherry performed as a Soloist with Ballet Concerto for several years and in her college years, broadened her Dance and performing skills to include Flamenco and Spanish Dance, even auditioning for Jose Greco.

Miss Sherry found her love of teaching Ballet at the age of eleven, when she would give weekly classes to neighborhood children in her parents’ garage. She continued teaching even during her studies at Southwestern University School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor. She taught more regularly after she had become a member of the State Bar of California and was working as a Deputy Public Defender in the Juvenile Court of L.A. County.

It was in the Public Defender’s Office that Miss Sherry met her Partner in the Dance of Life, Bob Jason, and together they founded Ballet for Topanga in 1979. The first Topanga Nutcracker Ballet was in 1981, and this charming Canyon favorite will be performing their 38th season, this December 7, 8, 9, 2018.

Sharing a commitment to youth and the Arts, Miss Sherry and Bob founded City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts in 1984 to provide the highest quality Arts education and enrichment to the impoverished and at-greatest-risk children in southern California. City Hearts has transformed the lives of more than 34,000 children and youth over the past 34 years.