Nutcracker Ballet - Pittsburg (KS)

Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 3:00 pm
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T: 620.235.4796

Tickets On Sale August 10 for Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Pittsburg at PSU's Bicknell Family Center for the Arts on December 5


The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker  returns to Pittsburg on Tuesday, December 5, 7:00 pm at PSU's Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Tickets go on sale Thursday, August 10.

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 Pittsburg are available August 10 at or call the Bicknell Family Center BO 620 235-4796.

25 Years and 2 Generations Strong: Local Ballet Students Perform Side-by-Side with Moscow Ballet Pros in Pittsburg on December 5

25 years and 2 generations later, over 75,000 local ballet students, ages 6 to 18 with at least 1 year of ballet training, perform side-by-side with Moscow Ballet pros. In Pittsburg, the “Dance with Us”  cast will perform their roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Tuesday, December 5, 7:00 pm at Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University this holiday season

“It was such an amazing opportunity for our young dancers to grow and see how a professional company works...the costumes were breathtaking, says Julia Zhmutski of Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Julia’s Dance Academy in Oklahoma City. The ballet students, who study at ballet schools in the area, auditioned for Moscow Ballet Audition Director Romana Dumanska in the fall and rehearsed their roles at the Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Ovation Studios. The children’s roles are as Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Sprites, Snow Maidens, and Act II’s Variations of the world’s five great heritages. The experience of auditioning for a professional, rehearsing with the company, being fitted in Moscow Ballet costumes, and performing for a live audience of a thousand or more is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these children! See the Dance with Us  student dancers perform in the Great Russian

Ovation Studios is a dance, tumbling and baton twirling studio located in Carthage Missouri. The studio provides classes to students of all ages and ability levels from recreational to pre-professional. Classes are offered each week to 300+ students from across the 4-state area. It is the studio’s intent to develop dancers that value dance as an art form, value themselves and those around them, and flourish not only in dance but in life!

Ovation Studios opened in Carthage in 2007 and has grown into the largest studio in the area. They are the only studio to offer dance, tumbling, and baton twirling. They offer classes in seven different styles and each style is taught in a different class. Their studio offers the most diverse teaching staff in the area and many of their instructors have university degrees in dance and professional performance experience. Instructors teach styles and classes that they trained and qualified to teach.Ovation Studios strives to offer students a current and relevant dance education. The instructors strive to stay up-to-date and contemporary with our teaching methods and styles. The ballet curriculum is based on the Russian Vaganova ballet technique, the most current and refined school of ballet.

About The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is located in the heart of Pittsburg State University's campus, and is the region's premiere destination for the fine and performing arts. Designed and constructed by the world's most renowned theater architects, this $33 million facility features a 1,100-seat performance hall, a 250-seat theater, a 3,500 square-foot art gallery and state-of-the-art technology. The world-class Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is necessary to advance the excellence of scholarship for which the college is renowned and to make the performing arts available to the entire campus, the city of Pittsburg and the surrounding community. Pittsburg State University’s Center for the Arts, the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, was named in honor of lead donor Gene Bicknell and family. Bicknell, who came to campus at the age of 16 and earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from PSU, said he remembered the important role that Carney Hall, the university’s first performance venue, played in campus and community life.