Nutcracker Ballet - Portland (ME)

State Theatre
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Portland at State Theatre on December 5 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.


The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be returning to Portland on Tuesday, December 5, 7:00 pm at State Theatre.

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 Portland are available June 9 at or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

Portland area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Anna Radik on Saturday, September 16 at Dance Studio of Maine

Portland area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to auditionSaturday, September 16, 12:30pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anna Radik at Host Dance Studio Host Dance Studio: Dance Studio of Maine, 6 School St, Gorham, ME 04038.  The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.  Click to see 2016 ballet students auditioning

Ballerina Anna Radik leads auditions and rehearses 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 .

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Tues, Dec 5 at State Theatre. Find Tickets here .

Dance Studio of Maine is a professional, family oriented dance studio with welcoming, beautiful studio space to accommodate any class size needed. It offers classes in all genres of dance styles and for all ages and abilities, beginner through advanced. The studio goal is for every student to feel good about themselves. The studio has excellent, fully qualified dance educators teaching group classes, private lessons and specialty workshops. The school features workshops from dance superstars such as Andrew Wojtal, Jon Rua, Chloe Arnold, Kate Harpootlian, Blake McGrath, Kenny Wormald, Savion Glover, Ellenore Scott, Kaelynn Harris, and Mark Boston!

About The State Theatre

The State Theatre is a historic theater featuring a combination of Moorish and Art Deco architecture. The State Theatre's doors opened to the public for the first time November 8, 1929, when tickets were ten cents to a quarter, to 2,200 invited patrons for Gloria Swanson's first talkie, The Trespasser and then served as a top-tier first run motion picture house for over 30 years. The State only flirted briefly with silent films and vaudville before transitioning completely to Hollywood's biggest first run sound films of the day. In the mid-1930s the State Theatre began a children's matinee program, showing the most popular cartoons of the day, such as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and Popeye. Since its grand re-opening in October 2010 under the partnership of Crothers and The Bowery Presents , the State Theatre has hosted such acts as the Avett Brothers, Elvis Costello, Skrillex, Bassnectar, Trey Anastasio, Mastodon, Gillian Welch, Iron & Wine, Bright Eyes, Excision, Pixies, The Flaming Lips, Flux Pavilion, Pretty Lights, FUN and Of Monsters of Men, MGMT, Arctic Monkeys.