Nutcracker Ballet - Monroe (LA)

Monroe Civic Center
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Monroe!


Experience Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour  presenting world class ballerinas and danseurs in over 100 cities across North America this holiday season. CNNspoke with Producer Akiva Talmi about the ballet’s unique Dove of Peace character which was inspired by Bolshoi Principal Artists’ performance in NYC in 1957, and first presented by Moscow Ballet as a single ballerina costumed in 2 lightly feathered wings. Talmisays, “Masha flies on the wings of the Dove of Peace around the world seeking peace and harmony. She goes to France, Italy, Africa -- all around the world, and she finds peace and harmony through love.” In Act II Masha and her Nutcracker Prince arrive in the “Land of Peace and Harmony” (traditionally called the Land of Sweets) and celebrate the great heritages of the world including African, Asian, European, Hispanic and Slavic.

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2018 Monroe Performances!

Missy Crane School of Dance was founded by Missy Crane whose passion for dance began at the age of nine. She knew from her very first dance class that this would be her way of life and her early training began with the Twin City Ballet under the direction of Madame Cecelia Kelly and Linda Ford. Her years with that company enabled her to study under some of the world's finest ballet instructors, including Robert Joffrey, Richard Englund, and David Howard. As a principal dancer, she danced leading roles such as "Cinderella", 'Titania' in "Midsummer Night's Dream", 'Sugar Plum Fairy' in "The Nutcracker", and 'Odette' in "Swan Lake." Ms. Crain began teaching while still performing and found her teacher's heart...sharing her love for dance became a life-long commitment.

Missy Crain School of Dance was founded in 1984 in Monroe, LA. Soon after the studio expanded into Oak Grove, Ruston and Calhoun. In addition to teaching, Ms. Crain has also choreographed for many organizations, including the Twin City Ballet, Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, and the Southern Association of Dance Masters. She received The Emerging Choreographers award in 1984 with her work entitled "Reflections." Ms. Crain is the director of the Missy Crain Performing Company and the Founder and Artistic Director of Louisiana Delta Ballet (LDB).

About the Jack Howard Theatre in the Monroe Civic Center

Jack Howard Theatre in the Monroe Civic Center  is named for W. L. "Jack" Howard, the Union Parish native who served as the mayor of Monroe from 1956 to 1972 and again from 1976 to 1978. The theater provides full-view seating for over 2,200 patrons. It offers 73 x 46 stage with 54 sets of scenery lines, a full-size orchestra pit, six dressing rooms, full DMX Controlled Stage Lighting and a 32 channel sound system. The Monroe Civic Center was built in 1965 and was home to the Monroe Moccasins ice hockey team and Twin City Gators indoor football team.The main complex of the Civic Center, the arena provides 44,000 square feet of exhibit space along with 5,600 seats. The arena houses events such as banquets, circuses, music concerts, and rodeos.