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Christmas is the season for giving, spending quality time with family and friends, and following treasured traditions. And going to see Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker brings all of these elements together! This holiday performance thrills all ages with its magical toys that come to life, falling snow and growing Christmas tree, and the stunning, professional ballet dancers.  The company of almost 40 Russian dancers performs Olympic-worthy leaps and astounding ballet moves. “Knock-out,” says the New York Times!

Treat your loved ones to VIP tickets which include a hand-crafted Nutcracker Doll emblazoned with the Moscow Ballet logo and Moscow Ballet’s all new, 60 page, Limited Edition Souvenir Program Book filled with stunning color photos. You will take home treasures and memories of a lifetime.

Celebrate Russian ballet and the beauty of the holidays with VIP tickets to Moscow Ballet’s grand production of the Great Russian Nutcracker!

“Breathtaking athleticism on display…the prima ballerina was invariably exceptional” Pioneer Press, Rob Hubbard, Minneapolis MN

Harlequinn at the Stahlbaum's Christmas Party

Harlequinn at the Stahlbaum’s Christmas Party


Got a group? Get a discount online!

Did you know that groups of any size can get discounted tickets without having to put them on hold ahead? Just use the code SAVE by September 30 when ordering online for one to 100 friends and save up to 20% for your tickets too! What an easy way to see Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker with your best buds. The holiday ballet with award-winning dancers travels to over 70 cities in the US and North America. Find the city nearest you (or the farthest and make it a vacation?) and make a date for holiday fun.

Creative Development Residency

15 local dance students create new steps with hands-on help from the Russian Ballet Master!

Moscow Ballet’s Ballet Master Anna Nekhludova, and Choreographer-Producer Mary Giannone Talmi worked 1-on-1 with 15 local ballet students, ages 7 to 16, creating new choreography for 2013 tour of Great Russian Nutcracker this August .  The 21 year old “Dance with Us” program has always included student dancers in the professional performances, as was done in the original productions in Russia. Young ballerinas-to-be audition, rehearse and then dance side-by-side with 35-some professionals in a once in a lifetime experience. The student dancers perform roles such as Party Children, Mice and Little Snowflakes in Act I and Snow Maidens and more in Act II. The roles are ancillary to the production and were developed explicitly to fit different age and experience levels.  Each year over 5000 young dancers participate and perform, that’s about 100,000 great experiences over the past 20 years of touring!

Soloist Svetlana Todinova working with students

Soloist Svetlana Todinova working with students

The residency was held in western Massachusetts over 5 intense days of work. Moscow Ballet Master Anna Nekhludova, a graduate of Moscow State Academy of Choreography commonly known as the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, began her career at the Kremlin Palace of Congresses and brings the best ballet training in the world with her to this CDR. Producer and Choreographer Mary Giannone Talmi, a graduate of the Julliard School,  has choreographed for American Ballet Theatre II under Baryshnikov, Boston Ballet II, Dayton Ballet and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, among others. Together with young ballet students in Albany/Western Massachusetts, the group will create new steps for “Dance with Us” children to perform on the 2013 tour. Find out more about auditioning here.

Broadway Dance Center in NYC

Meet Broadway Dance Center!

Moscow Ballet is pleased to partner with New York City’s Broadway Dance Center (BDC) this season. Since 1984 the mega-dance center in the heart of new York City has earned a reputation in the global dance community as a beacon of excellence in dance education. BDC is renowned for its unparalleled faculty and for offering a diverse array of dance disciplines under one roof. The continued dedication to the international dance community, state-of-the-art studios, and central location in the heart of the Broadway theater district in New York City make this studio the ultimate destination for dancers around the globe. BDC offers many programs and workshops including Children & Teen Program (CTP), International Student Visa Program (ISVP), The Professional Semester, Summer Intern Program, The BDC Training Program, Work-Study Program as well as many ongoing workshops such as the Absolute Beginner Workshops and Rockette Experience. For more information visit www.broadwaydancecenter.com