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We are excited to announce two principal dancers for the 2010 tour of the Great Russian Nutcracker!  These amazing artists reflect the excellence and diversity of heritage that is the Great Russian Nutcracker.  Just as Masha and the Nutcracker Prince enjoy dances from around the world, so will the multi-cultural background of our principal dancers enrich the performances on every stage of the tour!

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker Principal Dancers 2010 Tour

Anna and Maksim - love in ballet class!

We are pleased to have the exquisite Anna Dorosh perform Masha in 2010 for the West Coast Tour. Anna grew up in Novosibirsk, a very new city in Siberia. She excelled in her studies at the State Choreographic Academy and became the prima ballerina of Novosibirsk State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet. Later Anna moved from this eastern-most province of Russia to Kiev, capitol of Ukraine.  Kiev is a centuries old city and is known the heart of the Russian Eastern Orthodox Christianity – home to many sacred sites.  When not touring with Moscow Ballet, Anna is a principal dancer with the National Opera and Ballet in Kiev where she was bestowed with the honored title of “National Artist of Ukraine.”  Anna has medalled in five International Ballet Competitions (IBC) – taking home Gold and Silver medals from Paris, Moscow, Luxembourg, Osaka and Budapest and has performed in Asia, Africa, South and North America, Australia and Europe.

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker - Masha

Madam Dorosh - Principal dancer of Moscow Ballet West.

We are also thrilled to announce Maksim Chepik as the Nutcracker Prince to Anna’s Masha. Like Anna, Maksim graduated from the Novosibirsk State Choreographic Academy in Siberia (did they meet in Ballet 101?) and is now principal dancer with the National Kiev Opera House of Ukraine, famous for appearances of celebrity artists from Tchaikovsky to Sandra Bernhardt to Serge Lifar.  Maksim was a proud member of the Governmental Delegation participating in the opening ceremony of Expo’97 in Lisbon, Portugal. He also received the “Honored Artist of Ukraine” title and has won awards at multiple International Ballet Competitions.

The combined star power of Moscow Ballet principals is acknowledged in the press. Check this out from the Rapid City Journal, “The technical clarity, bravura and partnering were the ultimate examples of Russian mastery of the classical ballet art form… the most exquisite partnering work to be seen anytime, anywhere.”  So make arrangements with your special partner and reserve seats to experience the Great Russian Nutcracker today!

Visit http://www.nutcracker.com for tickets!