Nutcracker Ballet - Albuquerque (NM)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Kiva Auditorium at Albuquerque Convention Center
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Tickets on Sale now for Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker in Albuquerque this holiday season!

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in Albuquerque at Kiva Auditorium Sunday December 11, 3:00 and 7:00pm.

Direct from Russia to Albuquerque, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas.   Experience the exceptional dancing of award-winning principal artists and a company of nearly 40 classically trained dancers. With a 60-foot growing Christmas tree; hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver; stunning, hand-painted sets designed by Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague, Albuquerque audiences are sure to be delighted.  Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” receives critical acclaim in the over 100 cities they perform, from New York to Los Angeles, Miami to Albuquerque.

The production is dedicated to achieving world peace.  Act II is named “Land of Peace and Harmony” and features a rose-shooting cannon and stunning two-person “Dove of Peace” with a 20 foot wingspan.

Tickets in Albuquerquestart at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local New Mexico Girl Scout troops receive a special interactive program.  Contact smi@nutcracker.com or more information.  Seniors, Military and MotorClub members are eligible for discounts at the theater box office.  

For Platinum Experience featuring a Meet N Greet; Gold Circle Gift Package; and single tickets call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2016 Albuquerque Performance!

Student dancers must have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” program, in its 24th year, selects student dancers to perform ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. One of our trained Russian audtion directors will be in town for several days to lead the audition and to rehearse the selected student dancers. “The true highlight of the night was seeing all the Calgary children who... should be congratulated for their very skilled and enthusiastic participation. It really brought the idea home that the Great Russian Nutcracker is a wonderful chance for children to be in a full-length production and experience first-hand an authentic classical ballet from this uniquely Russian company of remarkable performers,” Calgary Herald, 2014. Register at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions/sign-up-to-audition. Tickets and more info at www.nutcracker.com.

Welcome to Renee Antoinette's School of Dance! Dancing can be something people are self-conscious about but no matter what your dancing experience, Renee’s Studio teaches everyone to move across the dance floor like a professional! Renee offers lessons in many styles of dance including but not limited to Ballet and Pointe, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop. The studio is certified in the renowned Cecchetti method, a forerunner of the Russian Vaganova style. The studio has classes for three year olds through adults, and for boys and girls. The level of classes spans from Beginner to Professional.  The studio is locally owned & operated for more than 20 years. The professional instructors make students of all ages feel at ease, while learning the latest dance styles. Step into Renee Antoinette's School of Dance today by calling 505-864-9555 to register for classes.

 

Award winning teen musicians open Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Youth “Musical Wunderkind” musicians accompany Moscow Ballet principal ballerinas in Saint Saen’s “Dying Swan” from Carnival of the Animals, now commonly known as the influence for Odette’s movements in Swan Lake, in cities on the national tour. The Wunderkind, each in their respective cities, rehearse with the principal ballerina and open the performance in a duo of string player and ballerina to the delight of audiences.

Moscow Ballet’s cross discipline program, “Musical Wunderkind,” is a salute to talented young Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winners across the country and is an unprecedented opportunity for them. The live performance experience develops young musicians’ interpretation skills in a way practice cannot. Moscow Ballet continues to develop its mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities in which it performs.

Moscow Ballet Wunderkind Jenny Lee, 17, has been playing the cello since the age of nine.  For the past seven years, she has been involved with the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing students in the Albuquerque area with a first rate musical education experience.  As a junior at the Albuquerque Academy, Jenny has performed in the premier high-school ensemble, the Youth Symphony, for the past three years.  She has also participated in the New Mexico All-State Symphonic Orchestra since her freshman year.  Jenny has had the honor of performing in a number of top venues including Carnegie Hall and the Teatro Nacional in Costa Rica.  In the future, Jenny plans to study music at the collegiate level.

About the Kiva Auditorium

The Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center is where the “Stars” shine bright in Albuquerque, George Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Jerry Seinfeld and Norah Jones have all graced the stage in one of New Mexico’s most beloved entertainment destinations.

Located on the upper level of the West Complex, the Kiva Auditorium boasts a proscenium stage and half-round seating for 2,300 people, making it an elegant but intimate setting for concerts, comedy shows, lectures, general sessions or graduations. The Auditorium’s backstage area includes a spacious Green Room appointed with a kitchenette, two large chorus dressing rooms, two private dressing rooms and two conveniently-located production offices.  Share the stage with the stars and book your next special event at the Kiva Auditorium!