Nutcracker Ballet - Durham (NC)

Carolina Theatre
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Carolina Theatre
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker returning Durham's Carolina Theatre December 13 and 14 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker returns to Raleigh-Durham Wednesday and Thursday, December 13 and 14, 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 Raleigh-Durham are available April 3 at or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

Raleigh-Durham Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Olena Pedan Saturday, September 9 at Host Studio Spotlight Dance Company

Raleigh-Durham area ballet students ages 7 to 17 are invited to audition on Saturday, September 9, 5:00pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Olena Pedan at Host Dance Studio Spotlight Dance Company, 120 Church Street, Salisbury, NC 28144.  The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Olena will lead 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 Decemebr 13 and 14, 7:00pm at Carolina Theatre. Find Tickets here .  

Spotlight Dance Company is a family owned and operated dance studio in Salisbury, North Carolina. This growing studio specializes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, acrobatics and ballroom dance styles, all in a family friendly environment for all students. Spotlight Dance Company offers students a place to learn to dance, meet new people and have fun while boosting their own self-confidence. The variety of classes are offered at affordable prices. The studio strives to provide students with the newest dance trends as well as the classical technique they need to become great dancers.

About The Carolina Theatre of Durham

The non-profit Carolina Theatre of Durham. is one of downtown’s most loved and established arts organizations. The city-owned Carolina Theatre complex has been operating for nearly two decades.The building is funded by ticket sales, individual and corporate contributions, and an annual management stipend from the City of Durham. Each year the Theatre presents over 60 concerts, film festivals, and serves 15,000 school children with the Arts Discovery educational series. The venue is also home for numerous nonprofits and other organizations that utilize the facility – in all attracting more than 150,000 people to downtown. People who love downtown Durham crave the distinct personality, programming, and atmosphere that the Carolina Theatre specializes in.  The Carolina Theatre is more than a building, it's an experience that can only be found in Durham