Nutcracker Ballet - Charlottesville (VA)

Paramount Theatre
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Paramount Theatre
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Charlottesville’s Isabella Gorman accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina in Musical Wunderkind performance at Paramount Theater

The local Wunderkind youth is chosen to perform for his or her proven expertise and has 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

Isabella Gorman is a pre-professional violinist and fiddle player from Charlottesville, Virginia. At age six, Isabella began studying Suzuki violin with Julie Wilkinson of Charlottesville while taking Old Time fiddle lessons from multi-instrumentalist Pete Vigour. She has been performing with the Charlottesville Youth Orchestras since the first grade. In 2015, Isabella won the Charlottesville Youth Concerto Competition and performed with the local youth orchestra. She is a three-time award winner of the Charlottesville Wednesday Music Club competition series and other local competitions. She has won numerous Bluegrass and Old Time awards throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina, and recently recorded a multi-genre CD for Patuxent Music in Rockville, Maryland. Currently, Isabella studies under Dr. Daniel Sender and Dr. Pamela Beasley of the University of Virginia music department and Dr. David Salness from the University of Maryland.

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Charlottesville at Paramount Theater on December 11 and December 12 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Charlottesville on December 11, 7:00 pm  and Decembe 12, 7:00 pm at Paramount Theater.

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 Charlottesville are available June 9 at or call the Paramount Theater Box Office 434-979-1333. 

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

Founded in 1997, the BalletSchool  of Charlottesville provides Ballet classes with professional instruction. The emphasis is on proper technique and performance style in accordance with each student’s stage of development. The method caters to any student – whether considering dance as a career or just for enjoyment. Subjects included in each class level are Ballet, character and free-movement. The studio also offers HipHop, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary and Tap classes for all ages. In order to promote a healthy mind and body, the studio provides a positive environment for all dancers to enjoy and reach his or her highest potential. All of our dancers can be themselves regardless of ability, age, and size. Contact Atusko Nakamoto for more information.

About The Paramount Theater

Originally a movie palace, The Paramount Theater opened in 1931. It once hosted films, war bond drives, fashion shows, cartoons for kids, and musical artists, before closing its doors in 1974. Thanks to the diligence of those in the greater Charlottesville region, the theater was saved from threats of demolition, instead undergoing renovations before reopening in 2004. It now presents a variety of arts, education, and entertainment events, such as London's National Theatre, The Lyric Opera Virginia, comedians, musicians, and more.