Nutcracker Ballet - Fort Myers (FL)

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.440.7469 / 239.481.4849

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Fort Myers at Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall on December 28 ~ Tickets On Sale Now

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Fort Myers during Christmas week, Thursday, December 28, 3:00 pm matinee and 7:00 pm at Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall. 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 city name are available April 14 at or call the Barbara B Mann BO 800-440-7469. 

Ft Myers Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, September 23

Ft Myers and area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Saturday, September 23, 2:00 pm at Angelic Academy of Dance, 27771 Tennessee Street, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135. They will perform in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker as student dancers alongside the professional company of 40. The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Angelic Academy of Dance leads auditions in September and Moscow Ballet’s Olena Pedan rehearses the young dancers in their assigned roles on October 31 to November 2 in Ft Myers. 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 Thursday, December 28, 3:00pm and 7:00pm at Barbara B. Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Find Tickets here

Angelic Academy offers students dance and various forms of performing arts providing fun and rewarding activities and helping students grow as individuals. Instructors provide positive reinforcement to help students develop their talents. Owner Lara Demetriades has a life-long passion for the arts and studied ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, tap, baton, vocal, drama and modeling. She has over 40 years of performing, directing and teaching experience and has directed many award winning teams, soloists and title winners at regional, national and international levels. At Angelic Academy there are programs and classes for all ages and levels and the staff is trained to use positive reinforcement along with correct technique to bring out the best in each student.

About The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall is located on the campus of Edison State College. It regularly hosts college and community events, as well as theater and dance productions, concerts, and more. The Hall is also home to the annual Edison Pops Concert Series.