Nutcracker Ballet - Rochester (MN) (MN)

Mayo Civic Center
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 3:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Rochester at Mayo Civic Center on November 25 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.


The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Rochester on Thanksgiving Saturday, November 25, 3:00 pm matinee only at Mayo Civic Center.

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 Rochester are available April 24 at or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

Rochester Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Alisa Bolotnikova on Tuesday, September 5 at Host Studio The Dance Lab

Rochester area ballet students ages 7 to 17 are invited to audition on Saturday, Oct 5, 5:30 pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Alisa Bolotnikova at Host Dance Studio The Dance Lab, 121 23rd Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902. The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Alisa Bolotnikova 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 that were created exclusively for their age and skill levels such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens and more. Alisa Bolotnikova 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 Thanksgiving Saturday, November 25, 3:00 pm matinee at The Mayo Civic Center. Find Tickets here

The Dance Lab offers dance instruction to children and adults alike in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, modern, creative and adult fitness.  While the school emphasis is on correct technique and form, it also stresses the importance of creativity, personal expression, dance history and arts appreciation in attempt to mold the student into a well-rounded artist, regardless of their level of involvement.


About the Mayo Civic Center

Mayo Civic Center is Southern Minnesota's premier destination for local, regional, national and international conventions, entertainment, social and sporting opportunities. Mayo Civic Center focuses on providing an exceptional experience by delivering world-class service and high-quality, versatile facilities. Designed as a dual-venue complex to provide much needed entertainment for the citizens of a growing community, the Mayo Civic Center first opened its doors in 1938.