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Tickets go on sale in April across the US and Canada for Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker!


Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score, the magic of larger than-life-puppets, growing Christmas Tree and life-sized Matrushka Dolls!

“Bravura expertise,” Los Angeles Times

“Expansive, elegantly generous,” New York Times

“Sweet” Dallas Morning News

NOW is the time to get the very best seats and guarantee a holiday to remember with family and friends. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounted tickets.

Find YOUR CITY and get your tickets today!

Stuck inside due to winter weather? You can still stay fit and healthy!


“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: the potential for greatness lives within each of us.”

~Wilma Rudolph, 3 time Gold Medalist at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games

You can shed the winter blues and unwanted pounds too! Moscow Ballet works with about 60 American Host Dance Studios nationwide in the “Dance with Us” program bringing student dancers on stage to dance side-by-side with the professional company when we are in town. Right now you can join the “Dance with Us” program by taking ballet classes locally or get your work-outs at home with Moscow Ballet Tutorial videos.

According to Canyon Ranch health experts, “it doesn’t matter what type of dance you enjoy, as long as you are moving to the beat, your body benefits.” Dancing makes exercising fun, requires no special equipment (you don’t need spandex, sequins or a spray tan, but click here to get MB discounts on Capezio Dancewear) and is suitable for all ages. Whether you would like to lose weight, boost your mood, maintain flexibility or keep your mind sharp, dancing does it all! Click to find a Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio near you and shake off those winter blues!

More sport oriented? That’s ok – Moscow Ballet is honored to be an advocate for the Presidents Challenge, a national program to get and keep Americans fit! The do-it-yourself PALA+ program requires physical activity: 60 minutes/day for kids, 30 minutes/day for adults, five days a week for six out of eight weeks; and the nutrition component adds a weekly healthy eating goal for a six-week period. Individuals who achieve the physical activity and healthy eating goals will receive a certificate signed by the Council co-chairs.  Sign up to earn your PALA+ certificate today! Click here to download the PALA+ Moscow Ballet Nutrition Log to help you stay on track!

February Contest Winners:

Neil S of Wichita is the Gold Prize Winner – 10 tickets to a Moscow Ballet performance

Eugene W of MacLean VA is the Silver Prize Winner – 10 hand-painted Moscow Ballet Christmas Globes

Reggie R of Alexandria VA is the Bronze Prize Winner – 10 Moscow Ballet designed T-Shirts

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“We saw the Nutcracker on December 7 and we are in love! Thank you so very much. It was beautiful, magical, and captivating.” - From Cleveland

“What a glorious performance of grace, technique, physical prowess, and amazing story. I totally immersed myself into the opulence and grandeur. It has been decades since I've felt the thrill of this kind of energy and joy of creativity!” - From Butte

“Thank you again for the opportunity to see the Moscow Ballet's performance. The young [student] dancers from Idaho Falls were SO excited to perform with the ballet company a number of them came up to be after the show and said their dreams came true tonight. It was such a pleasure to watch.” - From Idaho Falls News Anchor

“Thank you Moscow's Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker for your beauty, grace and elegance and precision and for sharing this with this old man. I am humbled and very grateful.” - From Little Rock

“We want to thank the Russian ballet for the opportunity provided our daughter as a Musical Wunderkind…[MB] provided her the opportunity to shine of which she took full advantage. Thank you.” - From Memphis

“I just wanted you to know I was thoroughly impressed [with Moscow Ballet].  Outstanding!  Wow!” - From Bristol Communications General Manager

Musical Wunderkind Featured in Great Russian Nutcracker

Eight “Musical Wunderkind” accompany Moscow Ballet principal ballerina in Saint Saen’s “Dying Swan” from Carnival of the Animals, now commonly known as the influence for Odette’s movements in Swan Lake, in 8 cities on the national tour. The eight, each in their respective cities, rehearse with the principal ballerina and open the performance in a duo of string player and ballerina. Moscow Ballet’s cross discipline program, “Musical Wunderkind” is a salute to talented young Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winners across the country and is unprecedented. The live experience develops young musicians’ interpretation skills in a way practice cannot. Moscow Ballet continues to develop its mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities in which it performs.

“Musical Wunderkind – Cellists” in 2013 are Chicago’s Hannah White; Detroit’s Adé Williams; Fairfax’ Fedor Ouspensky; Los Angeles Annelle Kazumi Gregory;  Memphis’ Alana Olswing; Minneapolis’ Luther Warren; Montgomery’s Melody Sim and Spokane’s DG Kim

Moscow Ballet Partnerships

Moscow Ballet Partnerships offer meet n greets, discounted tickets for patrons and raise funds for worthy causes. Find a benefit in Your City…

Albany – Tula Alliance benefit fair


The Albany-Tula Alliance is a grassroots, not-for-profit volunteer organization composed of Albany and Capital Region residents. For more than 20 years, the Alliance has partnered with citizens of Tula, Russia – Albany’s sister city -- to provide mutual support and inspiration. 
All are invited to Albany Tula Alliance’ “An Evening with the Moscow Ballet.” See the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Palace Theatre, Thursday, December 5, 7:30 p.m. AND your TULA ticket includes a Grand Reception preceding the performance  catered by Yono’s from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Hampton Inn & Suites, 25 Chapel Street, Albany (within 2 blocks of the theatre).
Meet Moscow Ballet dancers in costume, enjoy Festive Russian hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and very unique Russian holiday Gift Market too! CLICK for TICKETS

Detroit - Children’s Hospital of Michigan 



Moscow Ballet soloist Carolina Siscanu greeted and visited with young patients at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in October.

Moscow Ballet is partnering with Children’s Hospital of Michigan to raise funds. Use code DANCE and a portion of proceeds from Great Russian Nutcracker tickets sold to Sun, Dec 22, 5:00pm performance at the Fox Theatre goes to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.




 Little Rock, AR- Baptist Health NICU

altOn any given day, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock is providing care to more than 40 critically ill or premature babies born in Arkansas. In an effort to expand the NICU services to help even more infants and their parents, Moscow Ballet has partnered with the Baptists Health.

Two options to support Baptist Health’s NICU are through ticket purchases for the Great Russian Nutcracker performance at Robinson Center Music Hall on Nov. 24 at 3:00pm. $125 per ticket includes admission to the ballet as well as a meet-and-greet reception with the costumed performers immediately afterward at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and photos taken with Santa and/or the ballet dancers. In addition, there will be a silent auction with local items. Or public may purchase a ticket ($68.50, $50.50, and $44) for the performance only.

These fund-raising tickets are limited and may be purchased until Nov 12 by emailing Jennifer Modrak, major gifts officer with the Baptist Health Foundation, at JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING or by calling 202-1206.

San Antonio - Embassy of Hope fundraiser


Embassy of Hope and Moscow Ballet invite you to Stand with Us in the Fight against Human-Trafficking by attending Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker on Monday, December 30, 7:00pm at the beautiful Majestic Theatre in downtown San Antonio.
Luminaries Level Ticket includes a Meet N’ Greet with Moscow Ballet Dancers, Celebrities and Dignitaries from 5:30 to 6:30pm (Come early; dancers available only from 5:30 to 6:00pm)
Proceeds from your purchase benefit Embassy of Hope’s programs assisting local survivors of commercial exploitation. Thank you for joining the fight to set them free! Tickets go fast so get your seats TODAY!  CLICK to PURCHASE

San Diego - Rady Children’s Hospital


Moscow Ballet soloist Natalia Miroshnyk entertained patients at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego by reading from the Great Russian Nutcracker  and teaching some Russian words!  
Moscow Ballet partnered with Rady Children’s to raise funds, up to 20% of each ticket purchased on Dec 16 and 17 at Copley Symphony Hall using the code RADY goes to Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego Foundation.

Shreveport - Feist-Weiller Cancer Center



Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker will be at Strand Theatre Saturday, November 23, 7:00pm and a portion of every ticket sold goes to the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center! (No code is needed)

In addition, one Shreveport citizen won a cameo walk-on role with the Russian dancers and VIP tickets at the Center’s annual Life Savers Masquerade Dinner-Dance. 

New in 2013, Moscow Ballet brings its exclusive Dove of Peace to life as one stunning bird with a 20 foot wingspan!


The feather-winged dove escorts Masha and her Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony. Kids and adults are alike captivated as the 2 Dove dancers move as 1 bird.

The unique Dove of Peace costume and other specialty props are designed by Moscow Ballet’s Arthur Oliver. Uncle Drosselmeyer’s “Table of Tricks” foreshadows the Nutcracker Christmas story, the streets of Moscow come alive with guests carrying towers of teetering packages, holiday vendors stroll, and Uncle Drosselmeyer’s life-sized magic dolls appear unexpectedly. Get your tickets to the Great Russian Nutcracker and create keep the family traditions alive! Click here to view more photos of the making of Moscow Ballet's props & costumes.




INVEST with Russell Sage College and Moscow Ballet!

INVEST at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York, is honored to partner with Moscow Ballet as an Artist-Entrepreneur in residence within the Esteves Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The combined creative and innovative vision of Moscow Ballet and INVEST will allow for wonderful possibilities for the growth of Moscow Ballet North America. For more information, visit www.sage.edu/invest.

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Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the unique telling of the classic story of Masha (Clara) and her Nutcracker Doll told with true Russian flair. In 2012, Moscow Ballet celebrates its 20th year of touring this performance across North America, and to much critical acclaim! The whimsical fantasy of Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker is legendary, with the piece firmly enshrined as a Christmas staple for audiences across the country and in Canada. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker Suite, and Moscow Ballet’s company of 40 Vaganova-trained dancers are the perfect combination for a holiday celebration for all.

Nutcracker.com is your source for all things Moscow Ballet and all things Nutcracker! See Great Russian Nutcracker and other story ballets’ historical photos in our gallery, watch videos of the Master Teachers working with their American students, listen to interviews with our soloists, and so much more!
Young dancers - you can dance with the pros! Learn about the Great Russian Nutcracker audition process in your city.

Visit the Studio Blog for the latest news and stories of the Great Russian Nutcracker and other productions. And our Fine Art Gallery will introduce you to Russia’s newest talent in the visual arts.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker will be performed in over 60 cities in 2012. Find a performance in your state below, or visit Your City to find out when we will be in your area. This holiday season, experience Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker– acclaimed by the press and adored by audiences everywhere. Get your tickets now!

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