Nutcracker Ballet - Los Angeles (CA)

The Wiltern
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 7:00 pm
The Wiltern
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 1:00 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Tickets on Sale now for Moscow Ballet's acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker this holiday season in Los Angeles!


Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in Los Angeles at The Wiltern Friday December 16, 7:00pm and Saturday, December 17 1:00pm matinee and 5:0pm.

Direct from Russia to Los Angeles, 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, Los Angeles 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 Chicago, Miami to Los Angeles.

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 LA start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local California Girl Scout troops receive a special interactive program.  Contact 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 Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to

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

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Dec. 16 at the Wiltern Theatre. Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Mariia Skoruk will conduct auditions Wednesday, Oct. 12, 5:30 Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio Beverly Hills Ballerina & Kids Dance Academy, 8564 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211 for 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.  Moscow Ballet’s Dance with Us” program brings 6,000 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, Stephan Bonfield, 2014.Sign up to audition today at . Performance tickets are at

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)

“Musical Wunderkind” the South Bay Children's Choir (SBCC) performs live in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker as part of the ballet’s arts enrichment program and mission.

Musical Wunderkind” the South Bay Children's Choir (SBCC) performs live in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker as part of the ballet’s arts enrichment program and mission.The local boys and girls perform the vocal accompaniment, written for children’s voices, to the melodic “Waltz of the Snowflakes” at the end of Act I. TheSBCC welcomes patrons by performing their repertoire in the lobby before curtain.

The South Bay Children's Choir (SBCC) is a select group of talented young singers sponsored by El Camino College (ECC) in Torrance, California. Comprised of over 125 boys and girls ranging in age from 7 to 17, these young singers come from over 25 communities in the Los Angeles and South Bay areas, from Long Beach to the south and Santa Monica to the north. Co-founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Diane Simons and the late Dr. Jane Hardester, the choir performs annually in the Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College, and has appeared at many other venues throughout the southland, including Royce Hall at UCLA, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in the Los Angeles Music Center, Segerstrom Hall in Orange County, and the Armstrong Theater in Torrance.  Artistic Director Simons earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music at UCLA and has conducted choirs at both high school and elementary school levels, as well as teaching voice. She presents workshops both for singers and for teachers and has been active as musical director for community theater. She is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, and is serving a six-year term on the Western Division Board as representative of Children and Youth Choirs.

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.