Moscow Ballet's
Great Russian Nutcracker

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Gold Circle patrons enjoy excellent seating and a Moscow Ballet Gift Package including Moscow Ballet hand-crafted, wooden Nutcracker Doll and Limited Edition Moscow Ballet Souvenir Program book filled with over 50 pages of stunning images. The Gold Circle package creates a holiday experience to remember for a lifetime!

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Tickets are on sale now for Moscow Ballet's celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker on most cities on the 2017 North American tour!

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Announcing Moscow Ballet’s 25th Anniversary Tour
to 100+ North American Cities coast to coast in 2017


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See the one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker in the top 20 largest US cities and 100+ more cities from coast to coast this this 25th Anniversary Season! All ages are invited to celebrate the Magic of Christmas with Moscow Ballet’s almost 40 ballerinas and danseurs. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is known for its award-winning Principal Dancers, lavish costumes in the style of the Victorian era, many backdrops created by “La La Land’ Concept Designer Carl Sprague, and its Russian focus including life-sized Matryoshka Dolls, Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and Troika Sleigh. Adults and children enjoy the special effects of the flapping winged owl on the Grandfather clock, the growing 50 ft tall Christmas Tree, the Dove of Peace with a 20ft wingspan, and of course, the leaps, spins, and extraordinary moves of the company all performed to Tchaikovsky’s complete and incomparable score.

For twenty-five years Moscow Ballet has been consistently embraced by audiences and the press on their North American tours. “The Russians remain the principal keepers of the classical ballet tradition.” Eric Harrison, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 2016.The Principal Dancers receive accolades, “Danced exquisitely by...Ekaterina Bortiakova, her technical prowess, especially in her footwork and turns, coupled with an endearing smile and girlish innocence, was…truly great," from Cleveland Plain Dealer 2014. Canada’s Stephan Bonfield, with the Calgary Herald, writes, “Great Russian Nutcracker …resplendently detailed, colourful production…technically supreme dancing, dazzling moments, authentically opulent and beautifully detailed costumes.” The New York Times Chief Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay, 2010, sums it up, “The Russian ballet style is expansive… elegantly generous, and so the experience is never meager.”

Tickets start at $28.00 in most cities. Platinum Experience tickets feature artist Meet N Greet and branded gift items; Gold Circle Gift Packages include branded gift items. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. Discounts for Seniors 65+, Active and Inactive Armed Services, and Motorclub members are available from www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets .  


Moscow Ballet offers
Vaganova Ballet Intensives and Repertory Classes


Moscow Ballet offers dance studios in cities the company is touring to the opportunity to present   Vaganova Ballet Intensives for their students... a very unique experience for an aspiring ballerina or danseur! The Vaganova Ballet Intensives can be a day session or a week of daily classes and one-on-one time with the Moscow Ballet ballerina.  This exposure to the world renowned Vaganova Ballet technique and a professional ballerina can be great inspiration and once in a lifetime opportunity for young dancers.

“I truly believe that Moscow Ballet offered a once in a lifetime experience…it was a growing experience which built her self-confidence and gave us a good opportunity to relay the importance of personal commitment to a task.” Amy from Danville 2012

The Moscow Ballet ballerinas also teach repertory from classics such as Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet to the local students, often culminating in a performance for family. Moscow Ballet Summer Intensives are developed to suit each studio’s needs teaching all levels, from beginner to pre-professional, as requested; ballerinas participate in Meet n Greet events and prepare the students for a mini-performance with classic repertory.  To learn more about a Moscow Ballet Intensive contact sharon@nutcracker.com.

Alexis Etinne, 13, of Bowling Green, was excited for the chance to be part of a professional ballet experience, “It’s a good feeling after all the hard work you’ve done {studying}.” Alexis said.


See New Items in
Moscow Ballet’s Gift Store


Moscow Ballet’s Gift Store features branded gift items inspired by the Great Russian Nutcracker and other classic story ballets. Specialty items include a Limited Edition 18 inch “Kissy Doll” with numbered Certificate and the Moscow Ballet exclusive Christmas Ribbon-Candy Tutu; authentic and handmade Russian toys, a wide selection of Christmas Nutcrackers, Christmas Tree ornaments featuring Moscow Ballet characters, DVDs, books, posters, T-shirts. Kids (and grown-ups!) love Moscow Ballet's pink, plush Valentina Bear and brother Nikolai Bear; paint a Matrushka Doll set and more unique birthday and Christmas toys and many more items. 

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  • Expansive…brimful with feeling… elegantly generous!

    New York Times’ Chief Dance Critic
    Alastair Macaulay
  • Hot ticket...magnetic sense of theater

    New York Times, 2015
  • Technically supreme dancing, dazzling... authentically opulent...

    Calgary Herald
  • Technical prowess was…truly "great”...whimsical sets and giant animal stick puppets and colorful costumes … stellar Arabian Variation…breathtaking!

    Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2014