Nutcracker Ballet - Los Angeles (CA)

The Wiltern
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 7:00 pm
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The Wiltern
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 1:00 pm
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Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 5:00 pm
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Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Los Angeles at The Wiltern on December 15 and 16 ~ Tickets On Sale Now


The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Los Angeles on Friday, December 15, 7:00 pm, and Saturday, December 16, 1:00 pm matinee and 5:00 pm at The Wiltern. 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 $40.00. 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 Los Angeles are available now at or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

Los Angeles Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Anastasiya Hnatyshyn on October 15 at Two Locations

Los Angeles area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to two audition opportunities on Sunday, October 15 for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anastasiya Hnatyshyn. Times for auditions for Host Studios, Beverly Hills Ballerina and Sherman Oaks Dance Company, are as follows:

Sunday, October 15, 9:30 am
Beverly Hills Ballerina -   8582 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Sunday, October 15, 1:30 pm
Sherman Oaks Dance Academy - 14622 Ventura Blvd. Suite 204, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training. Ballerina Anastasiya Hnatyshyn 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. Anastasiya Hnatyshyn 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, December 15, 7:00 pm; Saturday, December 16, 1:00 pm matinee, and 5:00 pm at The Wiltern.  Find Tickets here

Beverly Hills Ballerina offers classes for boys and girls ages 18 months to 18 years in Classical Ballet, Point, Contemporary, Dance Gymnastics, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Princess Ballet and Tap. The studio’s approach to teaching dance emphasizes confidence, coordination, self-awareness, self-expression, strength and performance skills which will last a lifetime.  Ms. Gabriela is the founder of Beverly Hills Ballerina Dance Academy. She is a classically trained ballerina , former Romanian Gymnast and professional ballroom dancer. Ms. Gabriela brings years of experience and love of dancing to running the dance studio and teaching young dancers.

Sherman Oaks Dance Academy specializes in children's dance focusing on proper dance technique and curriculum in a creative and safe environment.  Students are offered a variety of class options from classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap and hip-hip to musical theatre.  While following strong fundamentals when learning a dance, students are encouraged to express themselves through their movement and to explore their own artistry. The studio believes that children who dance develop confidence and an appreciation toward dedication, and that they will continue to carry that with them throughout their lives. The studio serves Sherman Oaks, Encino, Beverly Hills, Tarzana, North Hollywood, Van Nuys, and Los Angeles communities. (Photo by Nathan Morgan)

About the Wiltern Theatre

Originally the Warner Brothers Western Theater when it first opened in 1931, the Wiltern Theatre reopened as such a few years later. The theater was sold in 1956, and by the late 1970s the building had fallen into disrepair—a local group of historic preservationists saved the building from demolition on two occassionas.

Following several years of renovations, the theater reopened to the public in 1985. Today, the Wiltern hosts live performances and concerts, as well as televised events and has served as a location for several feature films.