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Time Magazine’s 2012 Person of the Year President Barack Obama attends dress rehearsal of Moscow Ballet's “Great Russian Nutcracker,” in which daughter Sasha portrays a mouse, at the Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD, December 16. For more about the Presidential visit click here. Click for Letter of Appreciation.

Sasha Obama participated in Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” program, which is in its 20th year of providing performance experience beside the Russian professionals for student dancers in many tour cities. Tens of thousands of North American children have benefitted from this experience. For more information click

Since the original tour in 1993 Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker has featured a Dove of Peace which leads Masha and the Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony (traditionally called the Land of Sweets). In celebration of the 20th Anniversary, the 2012 production premiered new choreography for the Dove of Peace creating one bird, from two dancers, with a 20’ wingspan. (see the above insert)

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