Nutcracker Ballet - North Charleston (SC)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker return to North Charleston Performing Arts Center Saturday, December 9 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker returns to North Charleston Performing Arts Center Saturday, December 9, 3:00pm matinee and 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 $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 North Charleston are available April 3 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

N Charleston Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Olena Pedan Saturday, October 7 at Host Studio Ballet Academy of Charleston

North Charleston and area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Saturday, October 7, 10:30 pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Ballerina Olena Pedan at Ballet Academy of Charleston, 1579 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC.  The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Olena 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. Olena 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 Saturday, December 9, 3:00pm matinee and 7:00pm at North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

Ballet Academy of Charleston was founded in 1993 by Mara Meir. Hundreds of children and adults in the greater Charleston area have been taught classical ballet in this small but serious ballet school.  The regimentation and discipline of classical ballet training taught at this Ballet Academy should give students new poise, maturity, grace and awareness of the body as well as education into the world and history of ballet - and the joy that being a part of music and dance can bring.  The school presents no recitals in order to dedicate total class time to learning and improving basic and advanced techniques and skills.  Progression through graded classes is based solely on the ability of the student to master the techniques taught at each level as well as having the physical and emotional development necessary for a responsible learning process.

About the North Charleston Performing Arts Center

North Charleston Performing Arts Center was opened in 1999 at the North Charleston Coliseum, as a multi-purpose venue. It hosts concerts, theater and dance productions, sporting events, family shows, and more. The North Charleston Performing Arts Center is the largest entertainment venue in the "low country."