Nutcracker Ballet - Longview (TX)

LeTourneau University- Belcher Auditorium
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:00 pm
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T: 866.550.LETU

Announcing Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker return to Longview's Belcher Center on November 17 ~ Tickets On Sale July 17


The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker returns to Longview at LeTourneau University's Belcher Center on Friday, November 17 at 7:00pm only. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 17. 

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 Longview are available July 17 at or call Belcher Center B.O. 903-233-3080. 

Longview area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Romana Dumanska on Monday, September 18 at Host Studio Martelly School of Ballet and Modern Dance

Longview area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Monday, September 18, 6:00 pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Romana Dumanska at Host Dance Studio Martelly School of Ballet and Modern Dance, 2901 S. Washington Avenue, Marshall, TX 75672. The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Romana Dumanska 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. Romana Dumanska 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 Friday, November 17, 7:00 pm at LeTourneau University- Belcher Auditorium. Find Tickets here

Martelly School of Ballet and Modern Dance is a nonprofit dance studio established as a performance company organized to provide more exposure to the performing art of Ballet.  The school has been providing Longview and area children with ballet and dance lessons for 23 years. It is owned and operated by Coleen Martelly, a University of North Texas – Denton graduate.  The school is thrilled to participate with Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, where local ballet students form the area audition to perform alongside some of the most acclaimed professional Russian ballerinas in the world.


About LeTourneau University Belcher Center

LeTourneau University is an interdenominational Christ-centered university offering more than 90 programs that prepare students for success in areas including aviation, biblical studies, business, criminal justice, education, engineering, health-science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, liberal arts, psychology and science. Graduate degree offerings include business administration, counseling, education, engineering, psychology and strategic leadership. Claiming every workplace in every nation as their mission field, LeTourneau University graduates are professionals of ingenuity and Christ-like character who see life's work as a holy calling with eternal impact. The university's 2,950 students represent nearly all 50 states, over 30 foreign countries, and 47 different denominational groups.U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked LETU in the top tier among “America’s Best Colleges” for nearly two decades among universities in its category.

LeTourneau University is named for founder R.G. LeTourneau. While flying over the area in 1946 to select a manufacturing site, Mrs. LeTourneau saw the sprawling complex of a vacated Army hospital consisting of over two hundred frame buildings. Mrs. LeTourneau asked about establishing a school to serve the many GIs returning from the war. The site was secured and LeTourneau Technical Institute was established.