Mission

Moscow Ballet's Mission

Moscow Ballet brings internationally acclaimed Russian ballet to audiences across North America, while providing opportunities for fine arts enrichment and educational outreach for local communities.

The Russian company performs 100 engagements each year in U.S. and Canadian cities including most of the largest cities. Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, and other classic ballet repertoire, entertains tens of thousands during the holiday season.

Moscow Ballet dancers are among the best in the world and include “Honored Artists” and laureates and winners of top awards at International Ballet Competitions around the world. Company members and Ballet Masters are graduates of top Russian schools including Bolshoi, Mariinsky/Kirov, and Perm to name a few.  The original Great Russian Nutcracker choreographer Stanislav Vlasov is a former member of the Bolshoi Company; former Ballet Master Anatolie Emelianov graduated from the renowned Perm School and Ballet Master Anna Nekhludova is a Bolshoi Academy graduate. Set and production designer Valentin Federov is a student of the legendary Valery Leventhal of the Bolshoi Theater.

E Tikhonova and V Shcherbakov in Grand Pas De Deux
E Tikhonova and V Shcherbakov in Grand Pas De Deux

In addition to performances, Moscow Ballet’s North American platform allows Moscow Ballet to share the renowned Russian Vaganova ballet training with local dance students in the “Dance with Us” program. “New Horizons - A Children’s Program for Life” is an intensive, interactive cultural immersion program that benefits thousands of school children. In addition Moscow Ballet presents workshops, master classes and auditions that develop ballet students annually.

Moscow Ballet teacher and soloist Svetlana Todinova works with children in Durham NC
Moscow Ballet teacher and soloist Svetlana Todinova works with children in Durham NC

This national footprint also allows Moscow Ballet to engage in extensive partnerships with corporations and not-for-profit organizations. With a history of raising millions of dollars over the last 20 years, Moscow Ballet's North American tours have brought awareness and revenue to critically important organizations in the fields of cancer research, addiction treatment, AIDS treatment, and many more.

For Fund-raising Opportunities, Corporate Partnerships, or Educational Programs contact 800.320.1733 or  development@nutcracker.com