Nutcracker Ballet - Chattanooga (TN)

Tivoli Theatre
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker returns to Chattanooga's Tivoli Theatre on December 20 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker returns to Chattanooga for the second year on Wednesday, December 20, 3:00pm matinee and 7:00pm.

 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 Chattanooga are available April 3 at or call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

Chattanooga area Ballet Students called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker August 25 at Host Studio Hamilton Academy of Dance

Chattanooga area ballet students ages 7 to 17 are invited to audition on Friday Aug 25, 6:00pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Olena Pedan at Host Dance Studio Hamilton Academy of Dance & Hamilton Ballet, 8509A Hixson Pike  Hixson, TN 37343. 

This Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training. Successful auditionees perform side-by-side with the Moscow Ballet company in the Great Russian Nutcracker in roles which were created exclusively for their age and skill levels such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens and more. Ballerina Anna Radik will lead 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 entirely underwritten by 501c-3 Cultural Resources Foundation. 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 Dec 20 at Tivoli TheatreFind Tickets here .

Hamilton Academy of Dance fosters and promotes a love for the art of dance and music, encouraging self-confidence and pride in students knowledge and physical accomplishments, and developing the ambition to master technical and artistic skills to the best of each student’s ability. Hamilton Academy of Dance offers Classical Ballet, using the Vaganova method, Tap Dance using the Broadway Tap method, Modern Dance, Christian Contemporary Jazz/Hip Hop, Boy's Exercise & Tap and more.

Patricia Ryan, owner and director of the Hamilton Academy of Dance & Hamilton Ballet Company, is a retired professional ballet dancer who was a dancer on the soloist level with Central Connecticut Ballet, Westchester Ballet and the Scottish-American Ballet in Edinburgh, Scotland to name a few.  Ms. Ryan was trained in NY, NY by the world-renowned Kirov-trained teacher Madame Gabriela Darvash. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre & Dance from the University of Wyoming, has performed with many dance companies and has taught dance all over the United States.  She was a professional Ballet Mistress for the University of Wyoming Dance Tour Company and is an accomplished Choreographer in many forms of dance.

Ballerina dances with Pre-schoolers at Chattanooga’s Creative Discovery Museum

November 12 Chattanooga children met and danced with Ballerina Alisa Bolotnikova at Creative Discovery Museum  through Moscow Ballet’s “New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life.”  Alisa, Soloist and Audition Director with Moscow Ballet, arrived in Russian Folk costume to teach children folk dancing, play Russian language games and share Moscow Ballet Russian cultural activity sheets.  Alisa Bolotnikova hasa Teacher of Choreography degree from Ukraine’s Kherson National University and graduated from Kharkov State Academy of Culture with a Masters of Choreography. She has traveled a lot in her career, performing as a folk dancer in Bulgaria and as a Modern dancer in Japan.

About The Chattanooga Tivoli Theatre

Chattanooga’s premier performance venues include the historic Tivoli Theatre, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium, and Robert Kirk Walker Community Theatre. These Civic Facilities provide Chattanoogans the finest in entertainment and cultural events such as full-scale Broadway and theatrical productions, ballets, music concerts, comedy shows, as well as community events. The venue’s mission is to provide safe, attractive and accessible public venues that invite both active participation and passive enjoyment of entertainment, cultural, and educational programs.

For over 90 years, these City of Chattanooga Civic Facilities have served as the hub of the Performing Arts in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Civic Facilities serves over 200,000 patrons annually with the finest in entertainment and cultural events. Civic Facilities also provide low-cost opportunities for over 30,000 students from Hamilton County and surrounding counties to experience education through the arts. For many of these students, this is their first time visiting a performance venue like the Tivoli Theatre.