Nutcracker Ballet - Fairfax (VA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
George Mason University Concert Hall
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 7:00 pm
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
George Mason University Concert Hall
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in Fairfax, VA!

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in Fairfield at Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts Friday December 2, 7:30pm only.

Direct from Russia to Fairfax, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas.   Experience the exceptional dancing of award-winning principal artists and a company of nearly 40 classically trained dancers. With a 60-foot growing Christmas tree; hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver; stunning, hand-painted sets designed by Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague, Fairfax audiences are sure to be delighted.  Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” receives critical acclaim in the over 100 cities they perform, from New York to Los Angeles, Miami to Fairfax.

The production is dedicated to achieving world peace.  Act II is named “Land of Peace and Harmony” and features a rose-shooting cannon and stunning two-person “Dove of Peace” with a 20 foot wingspan.

Tickets in Fairfax start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Fairfax Girl Scout troops receive a special interactive program.  Contact smi@nutcracker.com or more information.  Seniors, Military and MotorClub members are eligible for discounts at the theater box office.  

For Platinum Experience featuring a Meet N Greet; Gold Circle Gift Package; and single tickets call Red Truck Tickets 641-472-ARTS (2787) or go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

Calling local student dancers to audition to perform side-by-side with the professional company in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Fairfax!

Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Olga Aru will be present Wed, Oct 26 5:00pm at Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio Studio Gift of Dance Academy, 4521 Plank Rd #2, St. B, Fredericksburg, VA  22407 to audition dance students from the area. Student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 17 years, and who have at least one year of ballet training, may audition for ancillary roles such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels and more. The auditions are free, there may be a casting fee.  The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Dec 19 at GMU Concert Hall. Moscow Ballet’s Dance with Us” program has brought thousands of student dancers on stage to perform in a professional environment annually for 24 years – a once in a lifetime experience for many children! “It really brought the idea home that the Great Russian Nutcracker is a wonderful chance for children to be in a full-length production and experience first-hand an authentic classical ballet from this uniquely Russian company of remarkable performers.” Calgary Herald.Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions . Performance tickets are at www.nutcracker.com. 

Gift of Dance Academy is a pre-professional dance studio located in Fredericksburg, Virginia that is setting a new standard for excellence in the community! It is owned by Stephanie Tetreault, who received her BA in dance education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and has over fourteen years teaching experience.

The studio’s program focuses on quality dance education, offering a wide range of dance classes in which accurate and proper technique are continuously enforced. Instructors follow a consistent and precise syllabus and employ many methods of learning that are designed to fully engage the dancer in each class in order to encourage artistic and technical development. Gift of Dance Academy is committed to providing highly educated and motivated dance instructors who have the ability to “unwrap potential” in each student. They believe in positive reinforcement to instill a love and passion for dance and in providing guidance that students can carry with them throughout all aspects of life. The extensive curriculum provided enables students to become well-equipped if they wish to pursue dance at collegiate and professional levels.

The Gift of Dance Academy also offers many performance opportunities to present students work and talent in a variety of professional atmospheres including dance competitions. Students also have opportunities to take master dance classes with professionals in the industry, perform with current artists, have easy access to information on auditions and conventions, as well as opportunities to be exposed to professional performances at prestigious venues.

About Center for the Arts Concert Hall at George Mason University

Since opening its doors in 1990, the Center for the Arts Concert Hall at George Mason University has played a key role in bringing culture and the arts to northern Virginia and the greater Washington (DC) metro area. The venue hosts community events as well we a variety of performers, such as the Virginia Opera, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, the American Festival Pops Orchestra, and the Mason Dance Company.