Nutcracker Ballet - Albany (NY)

Palace Theatre
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 7:00 pm
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Moscow Ballet Celebrates Touring North America for 25 years!


Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm! Marking the 25th N American Anniversary Tour, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production values and world class Russian artists. Larger than life puppets and nesting dolls, and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life. Gather the family and see why the press raves “Knock Out!” – New York Times, “Christmas Cheer!” – LA Times.

Make memories of a lifetime at Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!

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Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2017 Albany Performances!

Orlando School of Dance believes in offering students a quality dance education with training which motivates the students to be the best they can be. The focus is offering proper dance training, by a highly qualified staff, inspiring dedication, teamwork and discipline. The lessons learned at the Orlando School of Dance will have applications far beyond the dance class, and will last the students a lifetime. Artistic Director and Teacher Debra Pigliavento received her Bachelor’s Degree in Ballet from the Indiana University School and Broadway and national tour credits include Hello Dollystarring Carol Channing, A Chorus Line in the role of Bebe/Cassie and 42nd Street as Dance Captain of the Broadway Company. She choreographedfor Ginger Rogers at Radio City Music Hall and industrials for Avon, I Love NY, Nickolodean’sNick at Nite and CBS’As the World Turns.

Premier Dance is committed to creating and maintaining a fun and encouraging learning environment, without compromising the quality of dance instruction. The studio’s highly qualified, nurturing staff strives to ensure that each dancer recognizes how special and unique they are and to teach compassion and respect for others and the ability to embrace and understand our differences. Teachers share our passion for the dance and make sure that each dancer reaches their own true potential. Premier Dance pledges to provide superb customer service and satisfaction through careful management, organization and communication to ensure an enjoyable, fun and healthy experience for all.Jaye Cummings
is the studio owner and artistic director.

Albany’s Hannah Jieun Sohn accompanied Moscow Ballet in Musical Wunderkind performance in 2016 at the Palace Theatre

The local Wunderkind youth is chosen to perform for their proven expertise and have the rare opportunity to accompany an acclaimed ballerina before a live audience. This performance within a performance is part of the Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind” program which is brought annually to cities on the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Moscow Ballet provides interactive art enrichment for youth in communities in which it performs via Musical Wunderkind, New Horizons - A Children’s Program for Life and Dance with Us programs. More information and tickets at

Hannah Jieun Sohn has been playing the cello since the age of six.  Now a sophomore at Shenendehowa High School, she is currently under the tutelage of cellist Yehuda Hanani. She recently placed second in the Eastern Division of the Junior String Category in the 2016 MTNA Competition as well as in the 2016 Anthony R. Stefan Competition. Since 2010, Hannah has been a member of the Empire State Youth Orchestras, where she is principal cellist of their Youth Orchestra, performing in concert halls around the world. With a great passion and enthusiasm in music, Hannah hopes to pursue a career as a professional musician. 

About The Palace Theatre in Albany

The Palace Theatre was the largest in the city when it opened in 1931, presenting vaudeville acts and feature films. The theater, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has retained most of its original design features, and underwent renovations in 2002 and 2003, bringing aspects such as the building's marquee back to the original design.The Palace has hosted a variety of live performances, including the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Rolling Stones, and Roy Orbison, as well as theater productions and city-sponsored events.

Moscow Ballet and INVEST, at Russell Sage College, present “Peace, War and Art – Spoken, Lived, Danced” at Russell Sage College

“It is music and dancing that make me at peace with the world” Nelson Mandela

Moscow Ballet and partner INVEST at Russell Sage College announce “Peace, War and Art – Spoken, Lived, Danced” performance and panel led Q&A Friday, September 26 at James L. Meader Little Theatre for Sage students and the public. Moscow Ballet soloist Olga Aru performs “The Ravaged Face,” a dance condemning violence against women and inspired by Sylvia Plath’s poem of the same name and choreographed by Italian Paola Scoppettuolo, director of Aleph dance company in Rome, Italy. Aru also speaks about her experience dancing in and being evacuated from Tahrir Square, Cairo during 2013 uprising and announces dedication of the 2014 Moscow Ballet tour to world peace. She will also perform the traditional Russian Scarf dance from Swan Lake. Q&A panel includes Olga Aru, Sage Colleges’ Professor of History and Chair Andor Skotnes; Spanish professor Dr. Ekatrina Kagan; Executive in Residence with the School of Management Gerald Shaye. Dr. Thomas C. Keane, Professor of Chemistry and Director of INVEST, says, “The INVEST Interdisciplinary Speaker Series together with The Sage College are proud to host and participate in Moscow Ballet’s “Peace, War and Art – Spoken, Lived, Danced.”

"INVEST at Russell Sage Colleges in Troy, New York, is honored to partner with Moscow Ballet as an Artist-Entrepreneur in residence within the Esteves Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The combined creative and innovative vision of Moscow Ballet and INVEST will allow for wonderful possibilities for the growth of Moscow Ballet North America." 'In dreams begins responsibility.' - W.B. Yeats