• Experience Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake, Great Russian Nutcracker and more in 2018!

Moscow Ballet's
Great Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet Featured as Peace Maker
on CNN World-Wide

(CNN)News Anchor Christi Paul interviewed Moscow Ballet producer Akiva Talmi, local Atlanta Ballet student performing in the show and Russian Ballet Super Star and Moscow Ballet performer Andrey Batalov. Allegations of Russian collusion may have cast a spotlight on divisions in the political arena, but there's at least one stage where Russia and the US seem to be in step and that is with Moscow Ballet!

In the News

Group tickets
SAVE up to 20% off Groups of 10 or More!

The Great Russian Nutcracker - the quintessential holiday performance to see! Gather family, friends and co-workers and save up to $21.50 per ticket!

Group tickets

See Moscow Ballet's Swan Lake in 2018!

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

Find Tickets in Your City

Celebrating 25 Years Touring North America
105 Illustrious Artists on 3 Stages Simultaneously
All from Prestigious Opera and Ballet Theaters of Russia


In celebration of the 25th North American Anniversary Tour of the Great Russian Nutcracker, and other classic story ballets, Moscow Ballet Producers Akiva and Dan Talmi launched a record sized tour. The tour features leading soloists from such world renown and prestigious State Opera Ballet Theatres as the Mariinsky Ballet Theatre, Kiev National Theater, Perm Ballet Theater, Odessa State Academic Ballet Theatre, and the Almaty State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. Never before have so many ballerinas and danseurs, from the highest regarded ballet theaters across Russia, assembled in one tour to over 130 U.S. and Canadian cities. “Excelling in both synchrony and grace...Both male and female corps were outstanding all night,” Stephan Bonfield, Calgary Herald

In response to demand in major markets in 2017 producers added a third show in the legendary Fox Theatre in Detroit, a second show in the Fabulous Fox Theater in St. Louis, a second performance in Brooklyn’s historic and newly restored King’s Theatre, and premieres in the “Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and Toyota Oakdale Theater in Hartford. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the only fully produced (One 60’ growing Christmas Tree, seven backdrops featuring Russian heritage, 10-foot tall puppets, 40 dancers, and 100 costumes for each of the three tours) national tour of the Christmas favorite. The new backdrops and costumes were hand-made in Russia at a 300-year old theatrical shop that also builds for La Scala and others. Tickets are in high demand and 2017 sales are up by double digits compared to last year at this time. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker appeals to city dwellers and small-town citizens, ‘tweens to pensioners, ballet aficionados and families. “Lively and resourceful... Virtuosity...Fleet authority...disarmingly poetic,” Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Times. There is simply nothing like it.


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. 

Keep Up With
Moscow Ballet

Dance With Us

Moscow Ballet’s 'Dance with Us’ program brings the opportunity of auditioning, rehearsing, and performing with an international touring ballet company to a generation of ballet students!

Learn More

Gift store

Check out our online shop! Moscow Ballet's exclusive line of limited edition Russian Nutcrackers bring a piece of the annual Great Russian Nutcracker performance to you!

See Merchandise

Photo & Video Galleries

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,

View Our Gallery
  • 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