Nutcracker Ballet - Cleveland (OH)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Cleveland Music Hall
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Moscow Ballet Celebrates Touring North America for 25 years!

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. 

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

Our goal is to provide En Pointe Danse students with a strong technical foundation in ballet, and other dance forms, while encouraging a joy for dancing that they will take with them wherever they go. We want our students to be able to apply the lessons learned in dance, such as discipline, perseverance, creative thinking and a developed sense of physical well-being, to the rest of their lives. We also promote the growth of our students’ self-confidence, self-expression, and their ability to thrive in a performance setting. Contact Gail Friedberg 440-247-5747

Cuyahoga Falls Dance Center strives to foster self-confidence, physical fitness, and artistic expression in our students. Students work hard, accept corrections gracefully, feel beautiful, and challenge themselves to move to music. The studio witnesses their personal growth as they learn to interact with one another with courtesy and respect. Students are encouraged to give back to the community that has supported their endeavors and to become role models of accomplishments and integrity. Above all, the studio is a joyful place where our students smile, laugh, have fun and encourage one another.

Cleveland’s James Hettinga accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina in Musical Wunderkind performance at Cleveland Music Hall

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 www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

James Hettinga has been studying cello since he was four years old. He comes from a musically-inclined family, and has performed several shows with his seven siblings who also play strings. James has won numerous competitions, including the Cleveland Cello Society Scholarship Competition’s junior and senior divisions and the Duquesne Young Artist National Competition’s Solo Strings Division. He is a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, among other ensembles. One ensemble, the Cecilia Octet, was chosen to play for “From the Top,” a national radio show, this past spring

About the Cleveland Music Hall

Music Hall Cleveland is located within the Cleveland Convention Center, and serves as host to various performing arts shows, from music to dance to stage shows. The facility was constructed in 1922 in the "grand opera" tradition and Italian Renaissance style. In addition to the 3,000-seat Music Hall theater, the complex features a large exhibition space as well as a 10,000-seat auditorium and 600-seat Little Theater.