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Moscow Ballet, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Join Forces to Help Kids Nationwide
Russian Tea Party & Auction fund-raising event comes to Dallas, Nov. 10!
New in 2012, Moscow Ballet has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) to raise money for network hospitals! Moscow Ballet ballerinas Svetlana Todinova, Nataliya Miroshnyk, and Olga Aru have been visiting CMNH facilities across the U.S. to meet with young patients and their families. Among these recent events was a meet-and-greet and photo shoot with international superstars Donny and Marie Osmond (founder of CMNH) and Moscow Ballet's Svetlana Todinova in Las Vegas! (pictured right)
Fundraising efforts have also been a part of the campaign. Among such events is the North American Russian Tea Party and Auction, which will be held on November 10 at the exclusive Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas TX! This event is limited to 100 guests, so purchase your tickets today by clicking here! You will be helping a fantastic cause, and in addition.....
Celebrate the Russian tradition of afternoon tea with Moscow Ballet's Nataliya Miroshnyk (pictured right)! Tea (and other beverage choices) will be served, along with desserts and "finger foods." Have your picture taken with Nataliya, an expertly trained ballerina who hails from Ukraine—she has an extensive repertoire and has danced as a soloist with Moscow Ballet for six years (she will perform on the east coast leg of the 20th Anniversary Great Russian Nutcracker tour in 2012). She is also an Audition Director, traveling across the U.S and Canada to audition and rehearse young dancers to perform alongside the professionals in Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Romeo and Juliet—click here to learn more about her. Have fun with a Great Russian Nutcracker costume photo booth! Take home a gift bag filled with Moscow Ballet goodies! A silent auction will also be ongoing, featuring many unique items such as Moscow Ballet exclusive Russian matryoshka (nesting) dolls and nutcrackers, limited edition Russian artwork, and more—bidding will begin at $25. And to top it off, 100% of the event's proceeds will benefit the Children’s Medical Center Dallas (a CMNH facility).
This is such a unique experience....don't miss it!
If you can't make it to the Tea Party, there are other ways you can help CMNH in a city near you by attending and supporting special events locally, and purchasing tickets to experience the magical 20th anniversary tour of Great Russian Nutcracker! In select cities, a portion of ticket sales will go to CMNH facilities. For a list of those cities, and to learn more about Moscow Ballet's partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, visit nutcracker.com/cmnh.
Celebrating 20 Years of Great Russian Nutcracker!
Commemorate our 20th anniversary tour with exciting new gifts and special deals!
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker tour marks its 20th year in 2012, and we're celebrating in all sorts of ways—from special events nationwide (featuring our Russian dancers) to the introduction of new, unique, exclusive items and great deals in our gift store!
Among these new gift store items is something we here at Moscow Ballet are thrilled to present.....the 20th anniversary Great Russian Nutcracker Storybook!
It features 50 pages of colorful, dynamic illustrations that were painted exclusively for Moscow Ballet by Olga Larionova of St. Petersburg Academy of Art Repin Institute. The book is based on the original story by E.T.A. Hoffman, with elements of the Great Russian Nutcracker tale (which is also based on Hoffman's story) incorporated. Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker story is set in turn-of-the-century Moscow. It follows the young Masha (known traditionally as Clara), as she travels through a wondrous, dream-like Christmas Eve. She is accompanied by her Nutcracker Prince along the journey through the Land of Peace and Harmony (exclusive to Great Russian Nutcracker), and with Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden). This is the perfect winter story for readers of any age, children and adults alike! Order your copy today!
New in 2012, Moscow Ballet has teamed up with Capezio to offer fantastic deals on dancewear and related items for children and adults! Save on Capezio-brand leotards, tights, slippers, bags, and more. There is also a Capezio Bundle package that includes everything a ballet dancer needs—Ultra Soft-Footed Tights to Short Sleeve or Tank Leotards to Ballet Slippers to bags.
We've got new Russian Nutcrackers, of all types! Choose from a large selection of Moscow Ballet-branded Nutcrackers—all are wooden, hand-painted, and hand-assembled. These make great gifts and are perfect for any collector. Additionally, we're introducing an extensive selection of Ulbricht Nutcrackers. Crafted using the 300-year old Ulbricht family tradition, these Nutcrackers are hand-painted, traditional, wooden, and one of a kind—definitely a must-have! The Ulbricht collection includes the (adorable) buck-toothed Rat King, the magical Uncle Drosselmeyer holding a miniature Nutcracker Prince, a traditional Red Soldier Nutcracker, and so much more. Click the links to check out our wide selection!
The lovely Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) doll is new this year! Made exclusively for Moscow Ballet, the porcelain Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) is one of the most beautiful characters in Russian culture; she assists Ded Moroz (Russian Santa Claus) in bringing gifts to children. This 15” doll is adorned with an intricately ornamented traditional blue and white satin gown, with a beaded headdress. It is a perfect gift for children and collectors!
Have you seen Moscow Ballet's new Matrushka (nesting) Dolls? There are so many choices! Our many Matrushka (nesting) doll sets are painted in traditional jewel-toned Russian colors. Each five-piece set is made from carved wood and hand painted in fine detail. Many portray authentic Russian fairy tales, while others feature things like Aria Ballerinas, Moscow Ballet ballerinas, and even religious-based scenes and characters. These ornate, artisan toys are perfect holiday decorations and gifts, and illuminate Russian folk culture all year long.
Our new youth Party Dress is a must-have for your little princess! Made for Moscow Ballet by Pegeen (committed to making every child’s special day unique and happy, and producing couture quality children’s formal wear at amazingly affordable prices), this all-taffeta Party Dress is available in five very pretty colors. And it features a lace collar, sleeve ruffles, and a contrasting wide grain ribbon around the waist. Each dress is made-to-order (delivery takes 2-3 weeks).
Visit the Moscow Ballet Gift Store to start shopping today!