Nutcracker Ballet - Bethesda (MD)

The Music Center at Strathmore
Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 3:00 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 North 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!

Performance date and location coming soon!

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

CityDance Center at Strathmore’s mission is to advance the appreciation for and participation in contemporary dance through performance and education. CityDance is comprised of the following programs: Studio Education, under the direction of Lorraine Spiegler, providing dance training at multiple sites around the DC metropolitan area; Center at Strathmore (North Bethesda, MD), a Dance School and Conservatory committed to training young dancers for professional careers; Center at DC Dance Collective (Washington, DC), specializing in early childhood dance education; CityDance Early Arts, led by Kelli Quinn, is a youth development and arts education program providing free performances, after-school programs and summer camps to underserved neighborhoods; CityDance Black Box Theater at Strathmore, producing and presenting professional dance performances and providing a performance home for CityDance Conservatory and School students; Artist-in-Residence Program is part of CityDance’s commitment to producing and presenting professional dance in the DC metropolitan area.

Bethesda’s Brent Davis and Johnny Chen accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina in Musical Wunderkind performance in 2016 at The Music Center at Strathmore

The local Wunderkind youth are 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

Brent Davis, cellist, began playing at age 10. He is currently a principal cellist of both the Langley High School Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Scott McCormick and the McLean Youth Orchestra under the direction of Dr. John Devlin. He also currently studies under Marion Baker, who serves as the principal cellist of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. Brent was previously selected for the All-District Orchestra and for the Senior Regional Orchestra. He is also winner of the 2016 MYO Concerto Competition. In his free time, Brent teaches cello at local elementary schools, performs at retirement communities and has worked with the Herndon Arts Council to bring music to children of low-income families. 

 Johnny Chen, violinist, began playing violin in 4th grade. He has won several honors, including ranking 2nd in the senior district orchestra where he has also served as assistant concert master. He is currently a freshman in Maryland Youth Orchestra, where he has served as concert master, co-concert master and principle second violin. 

About the Strathmore Hall

Founded and operated since 1981 by the Strathmore Hall Foundation, Inc., an independent  organization, the arts center presents a lively and diverse program of art exhibitions, concerts and performing arts programs, and literary lectures and events.

As Strathmore is deeply committed to maintaining affordable and accessible arts programs to all audiences, an abiding partnership of both private and public support for Strathmore is required to nurture and perpetuate this creative endeavor... to provide a "home for the arts" in our growing community.