Nutcracker Ballet - Birmingham (AL)

Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex- Concert Hall
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Birmingham’s Haeun Kim accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina in Musical Wunderkind performance in 2016 at Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center

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

Haeun Kim started learning the violin when she was four years old. Currently, she studies under the direction of Cornelia Heard at Vanderbilt University and with Jenny Gregoire at the University of Alabama. For three years, Haeun has been a recipient of the prestigious Myra Jackson Blair Scholarship from Vanderbilt University. She is the concertmaster of the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Alabama School of Fine Arts.  She was also named as the concertmaster of the 2015 and 2016 Alabama All State Festival Orchestra. She has performed with several orchestras nationwide. Most recently, she won first prize at the 2016 Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition in Hilton Head Island, SC. Internationally, she won first place in the junior division at the 2014 ENKOR International Competition for Violin and Piano and third place at the Second Leopold Auer International Violin Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. She hopes to pursue her career as a soloist and a chamber musician.  

About the Alabama Theatre

The Alabama Theatre was built in 1927 by Paramount Studios as an Alabama showcase for Paramount films. It was used primarily as a movie palace for 55 years, with the exception of the annual Miss Alabama pagent and the weekly Mickey Mouse Club.

In 1998, the Alabama underwent a complete restoration. Gold leaf and other paint was cleaned or replaced, seats were replaced or recovered, and some carpet and drapes were replaced.

In 2011 The Alabama Theatre received the Building of the Year Award from the Alabama Architectural Foundation. The award is presented to the one building statewide that best exemplifies how architecture can provide a meaningful impact on the citizens of Alabama in the past, present and future.

The new Alabama Theatre for the Performing Arts hosts many live events, as well as films. Each year the Theatre hosts over 300 events attended by a half million Birmingham area citizens.

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex on December 2 ~ Tickets On Sale April 28


The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be returning to Birmingham on Saturday, December 2, 3:00 pm matinee only at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 28. 

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 Birmingam are available April 28 at or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000.