Nutcracker Ballet - Jacksonville (FL)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Florida Theatre
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Jacksonville at Florida Theatre on December 27 ~ Tickets On Sale April 21

 

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Jacksonville during Christmas week, Wednesday, December 27, 3:00 pm matinee and 7:00 pm at Florida Theatre. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 21. 

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 www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets .  Single tickets in city name are available April 17 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call Ticketforce (904-355-2787). 

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2017 Jacksonville Performances!

Alius Dance School (ADS) is proud to offer a unique dance program for all ages including ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, musical theater and modern dance. ADS provides a solid foundation for the pre-professional dancer based in the integration of new research in dance cross training techniques and classical styles of ballet, developing a dancer who is capable of sustaining a long, artistic career. The Elemental Body Alignment Systemis a new innovative stretching and strengthening technique designed and created by Scott Putman. The focus is to understand basic principles of initiating and anchoring movements from the pelvis while finding efficient and effective alignment through experiential anatomy. This system empowers the learner to develop a conscious awareness for integrating and articulating body parts while assisting the student in finding a deeper understanding of the body’s unique kinetic potential.

Jacksonville’s Anastasia Letkemann accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina in Musical Wunderkind performance at The Florida Theatre

The local Wunderkind youth is chosen to perform for his or her proven expertise and has the rare opportunity to accompany an acclaimed ballerina before a live audience. This performance within a performance is part of the Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind program which is brought annually to cities on the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Moscow Ballet provides interactive art enrichment for youth in communities in which it performs via Musical Wunderkind, New Horizons - A Children’s Program for Life and Dance with Us programs. More information and tickets at www.nutcracker.com/your-city

Anastasia Letkemann picked up the violin when she was six years old and excelled in live performances a few years later. She has competed four times in the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition and three times in the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, the world’s leading international violin competition for players under the age of 22. In 2010, she competed in the 2010 Walgreens Concerto Competition in Chicago where she played Mozart’s Concerto No. 3 in G major. Anastasia has also excelled in Masterclasses under the direction of Jacksonville Symphony Concertmaster Philip Pan and Grammy winner Augustine Hadelich. 

About The Florida Theatre

From ballet and opera to contemporary pop, jazz, rock, country and blues The Florida Theatre offers 200 cultural and entertainment events annually for every taste and age. More than just an entertainment center, The Florida Theatre is also home to graduations, awards ceremonies, lectures, business meetings and charity events that support the community’s schools, churches, hospitals and civic groups.
As an anchor to downtown development along the beautiful St. Johns River, The Florida Theatre draws 250,000 people to Jacksonville’s center each year. The magnificently restored Florida Theatre is recognized as one of the finest concert venues in the Southeast. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Florida Theatre holds special memories for four generations. From the Vaudeville acts and silent films of its earliest days to today’s blend of performances of all kinds, The Florida Theatre has served as Jacksonville’s premier entertainment center since 1927.