Nutcracker Ballet - Montgomery (AL)

Montgomery Performing Arts Centre
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:00 pm
On Sale Soon

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

Announcing tickets on sale Monday, May 9 for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Montgomery Performing Arts Center Monday December 26, 7:00pm only.

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

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 Montgomery start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Alabama 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 Montgomery!

Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Carolina Siscanu  will be present Mon, Oct 3, 6:30pm  at Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio Tonya Speed's Dance Connection,  3370 Harrison Road, Montgomery, AL 36109 to audition 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 26 at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center. 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.Sign up to audition today at . Performance tickets are at


Tonya Speed's Dance Connection is truly a DREAM come true for Tonya Speed.  At an early age she began to develop a love for dance and the performing arts.  At age two, Tonya's passion for dance was evident by her showmanship on stage.  Those developmental years proved that she was a natural performer.  Tonya's dedication to increasing her dance ability allowed her the opportunity to study under many outstanding instructors, including popular local teachers, Willadean Walden, Clem Borland, Norma Borland, Jackie Rocheleau, and Lynn Curtis.  She has studied with national choreographers Frank Hatchett (Broadway Dance Center of NYC), Lynda Gache (former Rockette), Jeffrey Williams (owner of Tap Challenge), Dianne Williams (Lady Di of Tap), and Al Gilbert (The Pied Piper of Dance).  These years of dance instruction confirmed her decision to pursue ownership of her own studio. 

In 1986, she took a leap of faith, and now owns a successful studio, well known in Montgomery and surrounding areas.  She has been involved with the Montgomery County Junior Miss program for 25 years, and has also judged local and state pageants.  Tonya is well known for her work in theatre and show choir choreography.  Tonya holds certification in dance from Dance Educators of America.  Her philosophy is to encourage and teach students to develop a deep love and appreciation for dance, as well as build a strong self esteem!  This mission has helped in growing her studio to what it is today!  Having just celebrated 23 years in business, and an enrollment of over 350 students, Tonya Speed's Dance Connection still has a family environment, and has been voted Montgomery’s Best Dance Studio on several occasions.

About the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre

The Montgomery Performing Arts Centre is a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of downtown Montgomery. Its large yet intimate setting has hosted a variety of music concerts, dance performances, comedians, opera and theater productions, and more. Among those who have been featured at the Centre are Alice Cooper, Lewis Black, and Anthony Hamilton.