Nutcracker Ballet - Elmira (NY)

Clemens Center
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 7:00 pm
On Sale Soon
T: 800.724.0159

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Elmira at Clemens Center on November 27 ~ Tickets On Sale Now


The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Elmira on Monday, November 27, 7:00 pm at Powers Theater at Clemens Center. Tickets are on sale now. 

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 Elmira are available now at or call the Clemens Center BO 607-734-8191

25 Years and 2 Generations Strong: Local Ballet Students Perform Side-by-Side with Moscow Ballet Pros in Elmira on November 27

25 years and 2 generations later, over 75,000 local ballet students, ages 6 to 18 with at least 1 year of ballet training, perform side-by-side with Moscow Ballet pros. In Elmira-Corning, the  Dance with Us”  cast will perform their roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Monday, November 27, 7:00pm at the Clemens Center this holiday season. 
“It was such an amazing opportunity for our young dancers to grow and see how a professional company works...the costumes were breathtaking, says Julia Zhmutski of Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Julia’s Dance Academy in Oklahoma City. The ballet students, who study at ballet schools in the area, auditioned for Moscow Ballet Audition Director  Anna Radik  in the fall and rehearsed their roles at the Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Leslie School of Dance. The children’s roles are as Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Sprites, Snow Maidens, and Act II’s Variations of the world’s five great heritages. The experience of auditioning for a professional, rehearsing with the company, being fitted in Moscow Ballet costumes, and performing for a live audience of a thousand or more is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these children! See the Dance with Us  student dancers perform in the Great Russian .

For over twenty years, Leslie School of Dance has served the Elmira community with quality, cutting edge classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, AcroDance, Hip Hop, Musical Theater and Lyrical.  Owner Leslie Updyke, an Elmira native, firmly believes that even small communities have incredibly talented people, and small communities deserve the same professional, challenging, and inspiring instruction as can be found in larger metropolitan areas. Leslie School of Dance instructors come from diverse backgrounds to teach a standard methodology of classical ballet and many other dance forms which nurtures young bodies, with age appropriate development and strong technique.  Leslie School of Dance offers strength building, flexibility, focus, creativity and a love of movement to boys and girls interested in dance. From the preschooler enjoying the freedom of movement to the student looking for a career in dance, Leslie School of Dance offers an instructional program to support young dancers goals and desires. The awareness of the anatomy and the ability to control the body's muscles, as well as finding creativity and the artist within will stand young people in good stead for their lives.  The studio encourages dancers to develop their talents while fostering a positive, healthy, and supportive atmosphere.  We believe dancers can work hard and have fun too!

About The Clemens Center

On the Powers Theater and Mandeville Hall stages, the Clemens Center presents a vast spectrum of performances. From blockbuster Broadway shows and dazzling dance programs to rousing rock 'n' roll concerts and feel-good family entertainment, the Clemens Center excites and delights audiences of all ages!
Located in the central Southern Tier of New York State, the Clemens Center is the region’s premier performing arts center with two spectacular performance spaces. Mandeville Hall is a flexible, “black box” venue suitable for intimate performances.

The majestic Powers Theater is an architectural treasure that has been newly restored to its vaudevillian-era grandeur. Magnificent murals, gold-leaf details and reconstructed opera boxes now adorn the theater just as they did when it opened in 1925. The 1,618-seat Powers Theater has been called the most beautiful theater between New York City and Buffalo – it is truly awe-inspiring! The recent renovation included expanding the stage and upgrading technical equipment, making it possible for the Clemens Center to showcase the biggest and the best in live entertainment.