Nutcracker Ballet - Midland (TX)

Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Announcing Revised time for Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Thu, Dec 29, NOW 8:00pm at Midway ISD Performing Arts Center


Announcing Revised time for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Waco at Midway ISD Performing Arts Center Thursday December 29, NOW 8:00pm only.

Direct from Russia, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas. Experience the exceptional dancing of a company of almost 40, a 60-foot growing Christmas tree, new and spectacular hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver, and stunning sets hand-painted in Russia and designed by multi-Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague. Moscow Ballet consistently garners critical acclaim for performances in 100+ cities from New York to Los Angeles, and Miami to Calgary. The production is known for its dedication to world peace: naming Act II the “Land of Peace and Harmony;” featuring a rose shooting cannon, and a stunning 2-person “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan. Tickets start at $30.00. Groups of 10 or more, with a special interactive program for Girl Scout troops, receive discounts and benefits via  Seniors 65+, Military and MotorClub discounts are available at the theater box office with appropriate identification.

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

Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Mariia Skoruk will conduct auditions Monday, September 19, 2016  5:30pm at Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio Dance Expressions by Debra, 2525 N. Grandview Avenue, Odessa 79761 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.  The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Dec 8 at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Moscow Ballet’s Dance with Us” program has brought thousands of 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.The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Wednesday, December 28, 7:00pm Wagner Noel PAC.  Sign up to audition today at Performance tickets are at

Dance Expressions by Debra invites the Midland-Odessa community to “Come dance with us!” The studio offers classes in Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop and Tap. Debra Hendricks's passion for dance began when she took her first dance class at the age of three and she hasn't stopped dancing since.  Debra went to Texas State University to continue training in dance and acting.  She trained in modern, ballet, jazz, improvisation, and choreography.  She became a member of Orchesis Dance Company for 3 yrs where she trained and performed in many styles of dance. Her performance credits include the Julliard Concert at Texas State, as well as performances in the Dancer's in Flight concerts, Open Door Dance Theatre, Choreographer’s Showcase.  Her choreography credits include the modern dance pieces Make a Difference, which was performed at the 2008 Choreographer's Showcase at Texas State, and Dance With You and Chrysalis Perspective.  Debra has always given 100% in everything that she does and her goal as a dance teacher is to accommodate to each student’s needs, to challenge every student, to demonstrate correct dance technique, and to be caring and positive.

About the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center

Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center is located at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB), and is the culmination of diligence on the part of many civic leaders and citizens in Midland and Odessa.

The center hosts a variety of performances as well as cultural and community events. The center is named for Lissa and Cy Wagner of Midland and the late Ellen Noel of Odessa, whose combined donation toward its construction totaled $10 million. The project has also received funding from the Texas legislature and the University of Texas System.