Nutcracker Ballet - Eau Claire (WI)

Eau Claire Arts Center- State Theater
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 3:00 pm
T: 715.832.2787

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Eau Claire at State Theatre on November 26 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.


The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Eau Claire on Thanksgiving Sunday, November 26, 3:00 pm matinee at State Theatre.

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 Eau Claire are available June 22 at or call the State Theatre BO 715-832-2787. 

Eau Claire Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Alisa Bolotnikova on Saturday, September 9 at Host Studio Diamond School of Dance

Eau Claire area ballet students ages 7 to 17 are invited to audition on Saturday, September 9, 10:00 am for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Alisa Bolotnikova at Host Dance Studio Diamond School of Dance, 2738 Mall Drive Eau Claire, WI 54701. The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Alisa Bolotnikova 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.  Alisa Bolotnikova 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 Thanksgiving Sunday, November 26, 3:00 pm matinee at Eau Claire Arts Center’s State Theater. Find Tickets here .

Diamond School of Dance is proud to provide professional instruction in a family environment. With over 100 classes per week, there is a class to fit every child's interest and schedule. The facility is family friendly and conveniently located in the heart of downtown Eau Claire.  With a mixture of tradition and innovation, the faculty team brings the best out of students each and every day! Diamond School of Dance has something for everyone including mommy and me, pre-schoolers, beginners and advanced levels, competitive performance companies and classes for adults. 

About The Eau Claire Regional Arts Center State Theater

The Eau Claire Regional Arts Center and State Theatre provide a home base for local arts organizations, gallery space for area artists, the 1,098-seat theatre for local and national touring shows, and countless opportunities for everyone in the Chippewa Valley to enrich their lives through the arts. Each year, over 100,000 people of all ages and backgrounds participate in arts programs at the State Theatre — as performers, artists, audience members, students, visitors, and volunteers. The Arts Center is a way of enhancing the quality of life in our community and providing a downtown destination for residents and visitors alike to either enjoy a touring show or a locally produced performance at the historic State Theatre or to view an exhibit featuring local artists in the Janet Carson Gallery. It is a place as well as a purpose in which the Chippewa Valley can continue to take great pride.