Nutcracker Ballet - Nashville (TN)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
The Ryman at the Grand Ole Opry
Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 2:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker premiering in Nashville at The Ryman on December 24 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker premieres in Nashville Christmas Eve, December 24, 2:00pm matinee at The Ryman. Tickets On Sale Now.

All ages are invited to celebrate Christmas with the Moscow Ballet company of almost 40 ballerinas and danseurs on their 25th Anniversary Tour of North America in 2017. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is known for its award-winning Principal Dancers, lavish costumes in the style of the Victorian era, many backdrops created by “La La Land’ Set Concept designer Carl Sprague, and its Russian focus including life-sized Matryoshka Dolls, Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and Troika Sleigh. Adults and children enjoy the special effects of the flapping winged owl on the Grandfather clock, the growing 50 ft tall Christmas Tree, the Dove of Peace with a 20ft wingspan, and of course, the leaps, spins, and extraordinary moves of the company all performed to Tchaikovsky’s complete and incomparable score. 

Tickets start at $28.00. Platinum Experience tickets feature artist Meet N Greet and branded gift items; Gold Circle Gift Packages include branded gift items. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. Discounts for Seniors 65+, Active and Inactive Armed Services, and Motorclub members are available from www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets .  Single tickets in Nashville are available May 5 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

Nashville and area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Maria Morari Tuesday, October 17 at Host Studio Dance South

Nashville and area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition Tuesday, October 17, 5:00pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Maria Morari at Dance South Performing Arts, 135 Edenway Drive, White House, TN 37188.  The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training. 

Ballerina Maria Morari leads auditions and rehearse the young dancers in their assigned roles. Successful auditionees perform side-by-side with the Moscow Ballet company in the Great Russian Nutcracker in roles that were created exclusively for their age and skill levels such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens and more. Maria also leads the young dancers at dress rehearsal with the Russian company the day of the performance. This is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for aspiring young dancers. The Dance-with-Us program is in its 25th year of auditioning and rehearsing student dancers in each tour city to perform with the professional company. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions. 

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Christmas Eve Sunday, December 24, 2:00pm matinee at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Tickets :www.nutcracker.com/your-city

Maria Morari started her professional career as a ballerina at the National Theatre for Ballet and Opera in Chișinău. Since 5 years old, she has performed ballet in combination with gymnastics and is recognized as one of the most talented students at the Moldova National College of Choreography. Find out more about Maria 

Dance South offers a diverse curriculum ranging from the pre-school student to the advanced student, and strives to meet each student's individual needs, whether they are a dedicated pre-professional or the individual who wants to learn the art of dance for fun.  Dance South is committed to the development of each student's fullest potential by offering a positive, non-competitive, and value-centered atmosphere where every student will learn proper dance technique from caring, professional instructors.  The goal of the school is to teach students of all levels and ages dance for enjoyment, while instilling in them a love and appreciation of the art of dance.

Offering classes in classical and contemporary ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical/modern, and hiphop, Dance South focuses strongly on technique. Knowing that performance technique is also crucial to a dancer's education, Dance South encourages students to further his or her training through performance opportunities made available throughout the year.

About The Ryman at the Grand Ole Opry

Ryman Auditorium is the most famous former home of the Grand Ole Opry shows and is also host to numerous concerts and events throughout the year. It is a 2,362-seat live performance venue, located at 116 5th Avenue North, in Nashville. From 1943 to 1974 it was best known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry. Ryman Auditorium was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and was further designated a National Historic Landmark on June 25, 2001, for its pivotal role in the popularization of country music.