Nutcracker Ballet - Los Angeles (CA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
The Wiltern
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 7:00 pm
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
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 smi@nutcracker.com 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 www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2016 Los Angeles Performances!

Student dancers must have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” program, in its 24th year, selects student dancers to perform ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. One of our trained Russian audtion directors will be in town for several days to lead the audition and to rehearse the selected student dancers. “The true highlight of the night was seeing all the Calgary children who... should be congratulated for their very skilled and enthusiastic participation. 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, 2014.

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)

Award winning teen musicians open Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Youth “Musical Wunderkind” musicians accompany Moscow Ballet principal ballerinas in Saint Saen’s “Dying Swan” from Carnival of the Animals, now commonly known as the influence for Odette’s movements in Swan Lake, in cities on the national tour. The Wunderkind, each in their respective cities, rehearse with the principal ballerina and open the performance in a duo of string player and ballerina to the delight of audiences.

Moscow Ballet’s cross discipline program, “Musical Wunderkind,” is a salute to talented young Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winners across the country and is an unprecedented opportunity for them. The live performance experience develops young musicians’ interpretation skills in a way practice cannot. Moscow Ballet continues to develop its mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities in which it performs.

Moscow Ballet Wunderkind Mya Greene, 18, began playing viola at age eleven.  She has performed at The Hollywood Bowl, the Walt Disney Concert hall at the Youth Orchestra Festival in Los Angeles, the 2011 BRAVO Awards, the Kennedy Center and the Mariinski Theatre in St. Petersburg as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.  Mya has a number of accolades to her credit including first place in the American String Teachers Association String Along Competition for both area and state finals in 2014, a full scholarship to the Idyllwild Arts Chamberfest (2012, 2013, 2014) and a semi-finalist award in the 2014 Sphinx Competition.  She has also collaborated with members of the Colburn Conservatory Orchestra in an outreach program to introduce classical music to elementary school students.  In addition to performing, Mya composes music and conducts.  Mya is a graduate of the Renaissance Arts Academy in Los Angeles and is currently a student at the Colburn Young Artists Academy.

“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.