Nutcracker Ballet - Atlanta (GA)

Robert Ferst Center for the Arts at GA Tech
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 404.894.9600

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Atlanta!


Experience Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour  presenting world class ballerinas and danseurs in over 100 cities across North America this holiday season. CNNspoke with Producer Akiva Talmi about the ballet’s unique Dove of Peace character which was inspired by Bolshoi Principal Artists’ performance in NYC in 1957, and first presented by Moscow Ballet as a single ballerina costumed in 2 lightly feathered wings. Talmisays, “Masha flies on the wings of the Dove of Peace around the world seeking peace and harmony. She goes to France, Italy, Africa -- all around the world, and she finds peace and harmony through love.” In Act II Masha and her Nutcracker Prince arrive in the “Land of Peace and Harmony” (traditionally called the Land of Sweets) and celebrate the great heritages of the world including African, Asian, European, Hispanic and Slavic.

Moscow Ballet Announces Youth Auditions for the “Great Russian Nutcracker” Saturday, September 22 in Atlanta

Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Dance-with-Us ” brings the historic Russian Vaganova ballet pedagogy to American children in each city on the N American Tour.  Moscow Ballet Audition Director Maria Morari arrives in Atlanta on Saturday, September 22 at 10:00am to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!

Maria Morari will audition and rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. Local children will meet and work one-on-one with talented Moscow Ballet Soloist/Audition Directors who have toured the world; have degrees in Masters of Choreography, Economics and Journalism; won awards at International Ballet Competitions, and performed with super stars including Svetlana Zakharova, Diana Vyshneva and Vladimir Vasiliev! Children’s roles are as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens, and more. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company and children’s costumes are provided by Moscow Ballet. Rehearsals run through the fall and take place at Moscow Ballet Host Studio, Studio Dance 104 Greystone Power Blvd., Dallas, GA 30157. Sign up to audition today at

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 3:00pm matinee and 7:00pm, at Robert Ferst Center for the Arts at GA Tech.  Buy Tickets.

Studio Dance just celebrated their 15th year in business. The studio opened in 2002 with 130 students and doubled in size the very next year. They have continued to grow and are now in our second location. Studio Dance has three large classrooms with floating floors, high ceilings and viewing windows for parents and guests. Students perform in an annual recital in May. Studio Dance offers recreational dance classes for students age 2 and up, as well as competitive classes for the student who desires more of a challenge and more performing experiences. Their performing companies have been seen at local community festivals and parades, and they also participate in regional and national competitions where we have won several awards.

About The Rialto Center for the Arts

The Rialto Center for the Arts is a cultural resource, not just for the Georgia State University community, but for the entire Atlanta community. The nationally renowned arts programming is curated carefully to appeal to diverse audiences and represent the widest possible array of artistic styles and genres. The Rialto Center is an 833-seat performing-arts venue located in the heart of the historic Fairlie-Poplar district in Atlanta, presenting the Rialto Series, which features the best of national and international jazz, world music, and dance. The Rialto Center is the home of Georgia State University’s School of Music performances and is the downtown go-to venue for other arts organizations’ performances, visiting companies, and independent film screenings. Georgia State University is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta and is a leading research institution of higher learning, educating Georgia’s most diverse population of students. More than 32,000 students are enrolled annually, arriving from every county in Georgia, all 50 states and 159 countries.