Nutcracker Ballet - Philadelphia (PA)

Annenberg Center for the Arts
Monday, December 18, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Annenberg Center for the Arts
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 7:00 pm
T: 215.898.3900

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on December 18 and 19 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Philadelphia on Monday, December 18, 7:00 pm at and Tuesday, December 19, 7:00 pm at Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. 

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 .  Single tickets in Philadelphia are available on June 5 at or call the Annenberg Center BO 215-898-3900. 

ADDED AUDITION! Philadelphia and Bucks County area Ballet Students Called to Audition Sat, Oct 7 to perform in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at Annenberg Center

Philadelphia area ballet students ages 7 to 17 are invited to an ADDED AUDITION on Saturday October 7, 11:30am for student roles in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at Host Dance Studio Pennsylvania School of Performing Arts, 2324 Second Street Pike, Newtown, PA 18940.  The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Successful auditionees will rehearse with Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anna Radik the week of October 16 to 20.  Auditionees will also 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. Moscow Ballet’s Anna Radik will rehearse the young dancers later this fall and 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 .

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker December 18 at Annenberg Center. Find Tickets here


For 20 years, Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts, voted the # 1 Best Dance Studio in Bucks County, has served as Bucks County's premier training ground for young dancers and performers.  The award-winning school offers professional-level training in an encouraging, nurturing, and family-like studio environment.PSPA is best known for its renowned young children's dance "Creative" program offering fun classes in The Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy, ballet, hip hop, tap, and Broadway-style jazz, as well as its high quality pre-professional training that has gone on to produce some of Broadway and ballet's top performers today! With class offerings in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, modern, voice, and acting taught by industry top professionals, there are endless opportunities to explore for dancers of all ages!

About the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Founded in 1971, the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is one of the nation's foremost urban performing arts centers on a major university campus, serving as a cultural destination in Philadelphia and connecting regional audiences and the University through a broad range of programs in theatre, music and dance. In fulfillment of its mission, the Annenberg Center engages world-renowned and emerging artists who express adventuresome perspectives on contemporary issues and timeless ideas and who further the Annenberg Center's commitment to artistic and intellectual excellence, diversity and education for adult, student and family audiences.