See the superstars of Moscow Ballet and take home contemporary romantic Russian art, too!

Moscow Ballet, known for its Great Russian Nutcracker, is adding visual art to the Nutcracker ballet experience this year! Get the Platinum Package, which offers the best seats in the theater and then take home a limited edition Russian ballet print, too!

Anna Dorosh & Maksim Chepik performing in Swan Lake

Meet contemporary artist Tatyana Kalyn and three more contemporary artists who have created ballet paintings exclusively for Moscow Ballet in 2010.

Kalyn’s limited edition paintings, created to honor the “Father of Russian Ballet” Marius Petipa, are available to those who hold Platinum Print and Ticket Packages.

Only seven Platinum Print and Ticket packages are available at each performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker and Swan Lake. You and your special date will receive an original ballet print created by Kalyn or one of the other three commissioned artists to commemorate Petipa’s classic story ballets: The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake.

A longtime Christmas tradition, the Nutcracker ballet tours the U.S. and Canada during the holidays. Through the work of Kalyn and other Russian artists, Platinum Print and Ticket Package holders will have a rare opportunity to gain more insight into the grand tradition of Russian art. See all four artist’s work.
Kalyn works in oil and is known for her vibrant use of color and texture. Her warm and expressive paintings reverberate with emotion, much as Nutcracker and Swan Lake do on stage.

The Longest Sleep

Kalyn’s paintings often feature women, natural settings and still lifes. In 2008 she was a member of the group exposition of “Diagilev’s 100-Year Anniversary” in Paris, France. To date in 2010 she has participated in ”Itinerants 21st Century” in Berlin, Germany and Warsaw, Poland and was a member of the group exposition “Art Mahege” in Moscow.

The paintings by Kalyn and other commissioned artists will undergo the process of giclée printing with archival inks and stock. No more than 100 prints of each painting will be created. Those with Platinum Print and Ticket Packages for the Great Russian Nutcracker or Swan Lake will also enjoy the best seats in the house. Meanwhile, Tchaikovsky’s imminently familiar Nutcracker score and Petipa’s memorable ballet live on through Kalyn’s delicate artistry.

The Platinum Print and Ticket Package is $350 per ticket and includes many benefits. For the best seats, personal service and to choose your print, call Moscow Ballet Platinum Curator Bobbie at 800.320.1733. Regular Tickets are also on sale for Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker and Swan Lake and start at $27.50.

Cristina & Alexei Terentiev performing in Great Russian Nutcracker

Buy online at or call Ticketmaster 800.745.3000 and ask for a performance near you.