Nutcracker Ballet - Carrollton (GA)

Townsend Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker premiering in Carrollton at Townsend Center of Performing Arts on November 21 ~ Tickets On Sale Now

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Carrollton on Tuesday, November 21, 7:00 pm at Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are on sale now. 

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 Carrollton are available now at or call the Townsend Center BO 678 839 4722.

Carrollton Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Olena Pedan Mon, Oct 2 Hosted by Carrollton’s Academy of Dance

Carollton area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on October 2, 4:30ppm, for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Olena Pedan at University of West Georgia’s Townsend Center, 1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30117.  Carrollton Academy of Dance is the Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio for Carrollton and is the oldest dance studio in Carroll County. The studio opened in 1977, and today is under the direction of Heather Parker.  The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Olena leads auditions and rehearse the young dancers in their assigned roles. Successful auditionees perform side-by-side with the Moscow Ballet company in the Great Russian Nutcracker in roles that were created exclusively for their age and skill levels such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens and more. Olena  also leads the young dancers at dress rehearsal with the Russian company the day of the performance. This is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for aspiring young dancers. The Dance-with-Us program is in its 25th year of auditioning and rehearsing student dancers in each tour city to perform with the professional company. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Sign up to audition today at

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker  Tuesday, November 21, 7:00 pm at UWG Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. Find Tickets here

Carrollton Academy of Dance (CAD) is the oldest dance studio in Carroll County. The studio began in 1977, and today is under the direction of Heather Parker.  Since the beginning, CAD has specialized in age appropriate costuming, musical selections, and choreography. The studio offers classes for students wishing for recreational activity and also to those who want to train more intensively. Classes are offered in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Contemporary. There are also Musical Theatre camps, master classes, and much more! Classes start at the age of 2 years.

 CAD produces three shows each year. In the winter all ballet students perform in the annual production of The Nutcracker. There is the annual Winter Extravaganza Recital for other styles of dance and the youngest dancers. In the Spring the season ends with a recital with a different theme each year. CAD is also home to the Parker Dance Company. Members of the PDC are chosen through audition, or by invitation. These students travel throughout the south for conventions, workshops, and competitions. The PDC continues to bring home top honors year after year. PDC was founded in 2003 to give CAD students more performance opportunities, and also to grow more extensively in the art of dance.

About the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts

The Maurice K. Townsend Center for the Performing Arts supports the academic departments of Music and Theatre throughout their various performance and educational endeavors, supports the academic mission of the University of West Georgia as a whole, and advocates the Arts and Arts Education to the university and surrounding communities. Both the university and the West Georgia region benefit from the cultural enrichment and educational opportunities provided by the variety of events presented at the Townsend Center.