Nutcracker Ballet - New York (Brooklyn) (NY)

Kings Theatre
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker returning to King's Theatre on December 9 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.


The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to King's Theatre in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, December 9, 2:00 pm matinee, and ADDED SHOW 7:00pm.

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 $27.50. 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 .  Single tickets in city name are available April 28 at or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

Queens and Brooklyn Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker performances at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre this December

Queens area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Monday, October 16, 5:00pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anna Radik at Studio E, 187-16 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, NY 11366 in Queens. The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, December 9, 2:00pm matinee at Kings Theatre

Brooklyn area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Sunday, October 1, 10:00am, for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anna Radik at Brighton Ballet Theater/School of Russian Ballet, 2001 Oriental Blvd, Building: T7, 2nd floor, Room 7211, Brooklyn, NY 11235. The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, December 9, 7:00pm at the Kings Theatre

The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Anna Radik 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. Anna 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

Studio E School of Dance was founded in 1969 and was designed to give a complete dance education to children and adults. With a highly qualified and professional faculty, the school takes pride in offering a quality curriculum in all of the dance styles.

Studio E offers classes in Ballet, Pointe, Stretch, Leaps and Turns, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Yoga, Acrobatics, Latin Jazz, Salsa and Zumba. Studio E offers classes 7 days a week. Studio E has over 300 students who come from a diverse background. Students have performed at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Queensborough Community College, Queens Theatre in the Park, Queensborough Choreographers Festival and at Disney World Hollywood Studios. They have been accepted into La Guardia High School and Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Professional Performing Arts School as well as many other programs.  The faculty at Studio E is highly trained and certified to teach the Vaganova method. They have degrees in Dance from many distinguished universities. Many have danced professionally with various Ballet, and Contemporary companies as well as performed in music videos with prominent music artists.

About BBT/The School of Russian American Ballet: Established in 1987, Brighton Ballet Theater/School of Russian American Ballet (BBT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and developing Russian classical and folk dance traditions in New York City. BBT is situated in the heart of the Russian cultural district of Brooklyn, in the Brighton Beach /Manhattan Beach area, where we offer affordable, professional dance instruction and performances on the campus of Kingsborough Community College.

More than 400 students from diverse backgrounds attend BBT each year to learn the art of ballet and dance. BBT's well-rounded curriculum is founded on the Vaganova (Russian) Method, a ballet training system not only for correct technique, but also for proper disposition. Students may also pursue classes in character dance, contemporary dance, international folk dance, jazz dance, and more. Under the care and guidance of BBT’s International faculty, who graduated from the best ballet schools and colleges and have performed with the most prestigious ballet companies of Russia, Ukraine, and the USA, student dancers gain the skills they need for life-long health, creativity, self-discipline, personal responsibility and professional success.



Brooklyn High School of Arts’ Select Choir Sings Tchaikovsky's “Waltz of the Snowflakes” in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker on December 9

Brooklyn High School of Arts’ Select Choir will accompany Moscow Ballet for a special performance of The Great Russian Nutcracker, December 9, 2:00 pm matinee and 7:00 pm, at Kings Theatre. As part of Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Musical Wunderkind program, the choir will accompany dancers in the “Waltz of the Snowflakes” at the end of Act I, and present a special pre-performance showcase.  Moscow Ballet’s  “Musical Wunderkind” program, presented annually in cities featuring the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour, provides experiential art enrichment for youth in communities in which it performs via Musical Wunderkind, New Horizons - A Children’s Program for Life and Dance with Us programs. More information and tickets at 

Brooklyn High School of Arts’ Select Choir was established in 2000 as the first academic arts high school in Brooklyn. The Women’s Choir consists of 35 talented singers and is led by Vocal Director Christian McLeer. Vocal students receive four years of intensive study of music theory, vocal production and performance. Their repertoire includes classical, jazz, gospel and folk. The Brooklyn High School of the Arts' new Drama Program produces major productions such as William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." The Brooklyn High School of the Arts' Performing Choir and Jazz Band received a rating of "Gold, with Distinction" on level 6 at the New York State School Music Association Competition in 2010.

Ballerina Olga Aru dances with Pre-schoolers at Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Fall 2016 Brooklyn children met and danced with Ballerina Olga Aru at Brooklyn Children’s Museum through Moscow Ballet’s “New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life.”  Olga Aru, Soloist and Audition Director with Moscow Ballet, arrived in Russian Folk costume to teach children folk dancing, play Russian language games and share Moscow Ballet Russian cultural activity sheets.  Olga Aru received her degree in ballet and dance pedagogy from Kiev State Ballet College, Ukraine, in 2008. She is Laureate and award winner of the “Crystal Shoe - Dance Beyond Boards” competition and performed at “Mikkeli Ballet Festival” in Finland.  

About the King's Theatre

Kings Theatre - Nearly two years after its extensive restoration was announced, the historic Kings Theatre reopens in February 2015 with its first concert with Diana Ross. Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen said, "A milestone for the Flatbush community." Built in 1929, the Kings Theatre is the largest indoor theater in Brooklyn with over 3,000 seats. It closed in 1977 and was acquired by the city in 1983. The $95 million work has made sure its grand flourishes—inspired by Versailles and the Paris Opera House, no less—are glowing, with original fixtures such as chandeliers restored, new carpets, tapestries and curtains, all based on archival photographs.

The venue offers a wide spectrum of programming from local, national and international performing artists, with more than 200 performances annually. David Anderson—president for ACE Theatrical Group, the company that is operating the theater—said, "The Kings Theatre is now once again an integral part of this community, after being lost to the city for so long. We are so proud to welcome New Yorkers back to the Kings and we thank the community for its incredible support of the revitalization project. It is our hope that everyone will join us as we celebrate the historic reopening and embark on the Theatre’s inaugural year of performances."

altMoscow Ballet is honored to premiere in Brooklyn at the inaugural season of the historic and stunningly restored Kings Theatre and to become a member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.