Nutcracker Ballet - Oklahoma City (OK)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Oklahoma City at Hudiburg Chevrolet Auditorium at Rose State College on November 19 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

 

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Oklahoma City on Sunday, November 19, 5:00 pm only at Hudiburg Chevrolet State College.

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 Oklahoma City are available May 1 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call the Hudiburg Chevrolet Center BO 405-297-2264. 

Oklahoma City Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Romana Dumanska on Monday, September 11 at Host Studio Julia’s Academy of International Dance

Oklahoma City area ballet students ages 7 to 17 are invited to audition on Monday, September 11, 6:00 pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Romana Dumanska at Host Dance Studio Julia’s Academy of International Dance, 1229 West Lindsey Street, Norman, OK 73069.  The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Romana Dumanska will lead 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 which were created exclusively for their age and skill levels such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens and more. Ballerina Romana Dumanska will also lead 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.  Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions.

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Sunday, November 19, 5:00 pm atRose State College’s Hudiburg Chevrolet Center.Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city .

Julia’s School of Dance has open for 5 years and is a predominately Classical Ballet school but also offer hip-hop, contemporary, ballroom, tap and jazz classes. At Julia’s School of Dance your child will practice the fundamentals correctly, avoiding unnecessary injuries and traumas (SAFETY);  will learn correct terminology for all of the movements and techniques, providing competence in scholastic advancement  (KNOWLEDGE); will acquire the true essence of being a dancer, including the ethics and aesthetics (BEAUTY); will become a highly disciplined artist – a proven factor to improve performance in school and better behavior at home (CONSISTENCY); will showcase their talent and skills mastered at Julia’s and be a part of professional performing arts productions (PURPOSE) and can advance to certification level awarded by industry recognized dance professionals. This certification provides your child entrance into advanced levels of training or performing (CREDIBILITY). Former Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director/P.R. spokesperson Svetlana Todinova is now ballet teacher at Julia’s.

Oklahoma City Young Musical Phenom Laura Deng Accompanies Moscow Ballet’s Principal Ballerina Karyna Shatkovskaya on November 19, 2017 at Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center

Oklahoma City’s young phenom, cellist Laura Deng , will accompany Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina Karyna Shatkovskaya on Sunday, November 19, at 5:00 pm at Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center for a special pre-curtain performance in conjunction with The Great Russian Nutcracker. Deng will perform Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” which is a major influence on modern interpretations of Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Wunderkind educational program selects local youth to perform based upon their commended skills and outstanding talents. The pre-professional musicians have the rare opportunity to accompany an acclaimed ballerina before a live audience. The “Musical Wunderkind” program is presented annually in cities featuring the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Moscow Ballet 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 www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

Oklahoma’s Laura Deng, 17, is a cellist from Stillwater. She serves as the principal cellist for the Oklahoma Youth Orchestra, as well as a cellist for both the OYO Honor Quartet and the OSSM Quartet, which won First Place at the OKC Music Olympics in 2017. She has been a member of the All-State Orchestra for the past two years. Deng has placed in numerous solo competitions as well, winning First Place cello at the Oklahoma City Orchestra League Buttram Competition in 2016 and 2017, Second Place at the American Protege International Concerto Competition, and Alternate at the Oklahoma MTNA Senior String Competition. Deng will make her Carnegie Hall debut in December 2017 as part of the American Protege Competition. She is currently under the pedagogy of Dr. Meredith Blecha-Wells. Moscow Ballet is honored to include Deng as Musical Wunderkind – Strings on the 25th Anniversary of Moscow Ballet’s North American Tours.

About the Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center

The Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center is a premier educational facility and cultural venue for Rose State College students and central Oklahoma.

The heart of the center is the 1,400-seat theater which has  exceptional theatrical capabilities, superb acoustics, and hosts a variety of live cultural and educational events. The exterior of the building features a 336-seat amphitheater designed to host various outdoor events and performances.