Nutcracker Ballet - Albany (NY)

Palace Theatre
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Albany at Palace Theatre on December 6 ~ Tickets On Sale May 15


The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Albany on Wednesday, December 6, 7:00pm at Palace Theatre. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 15. 

All ages are invited to celebrate Christmas with the Moscow Ballet company of almost 40 ballerinas and danseurs on their 25th Anniversary Tour of North America in 2017. 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’ Set 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. 

Tickets start at $28.00. 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 .  Single tickets in Albany are available May 15 at or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

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.