Nutcracker Ballet - Rochester (MN) (MN)

Mayo Civic Center
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Tickets on Sale now for Moscow Ballet's acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker this holiday season Rochester, MN!

Announcing tickets on sale Friday, April 11 for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in Rochester at Mayo Civic Center Monday November 28, 7:00pm.

Direct from Russia to Rochester, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas.   Experience the exceptional dancing of award-winning principal artists and a company of nearly 40 classically trained dancers. With a 60-foot growing Christmas tree; hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver; stunning, hand-painted sets designed by Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague, Rochester audiences are sure to be delighted.  Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” receives critical acclaim in the over 100 cities they perform, from New York to Los Angeles, Miami to Rochester.

The production is dedicated to achieving world peace.  Act II is named “Land of Peace and Harmony” and features a rose-shooting cannon and stunning two-person “Dove of Peace” with a 20 foot wingspan.

Tickets in Rochester start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Minnesota Girl Scout troops receive a special interactive program.  Contact or more information.  Seniors, Military and MotorClub members are eligible for discounts at the theater box office.  

For Platinum Experience featuring a Meet N Greet; Gold Circle Gift Package; and single tickets call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to

Calling local student dancers to audition to perform side-by-side with the professional company in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Rochester MN!

Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anna Radik conducts auditions Sun, Sep 18 2:00pm at Acclaim Studio of Dance , 1300 18th Avenue NW  Suite D, Austin MN 55912 for dance students from the area. Student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 17 years, and who have at least one year of ballet training, may audition for ancillary roles such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels and more. The auditions are free, there may be a casting fee.  The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Nov 28 at Matyo Civic Center Johnson Fine Arts Center. Moscow Ballet’s Dance with Us” program has brought thousands of student dancers on stage to perform in a professional environment annually for 24 years – a once in a lifetime experience for many children! “It really brought the idea home that the Great Russian Nutcracker is a wonderful chance for children to be in a full-length production and experience first-hand an authentic classical ballet from this uniquely Russian company of remarkable performers.” Calgary Herald.Sign up to audition today at . Performance tickets are at

Acclaim Studio of Dance opened in the fall of 2001 the first of its kind in this area!  The studio encourages the qualities of respect, teamwork, and love and discourages criticism, or showing favoritism. Acclaim Studio of Dance is family oriented and wishes to enrich each child’s life with a positive experience in the performing arts in an environment that is safe and respectful to students in regard to music, movements, and costumes.  Instruction is with proper technique and correct stretching. Teaching methods are new and creative and the skills taught at Acclaim are continually updated. Every student receives the same high-level of teaching and attention regardless of their goals. Students perform in a Christmas and spring recital, various community events, churches and also at a summer Musical Theater Camp in a musical production. Students are offered as many opportunities as possible, including:  summer dance camps, dance workshops, Cecchetti Ballet (this includes examinations for those interested). There are also award winning competition teams: "Elite Stars", Rising Stars" and "Shooting Stars.” Competition teams have been consistent winners at both regional and national dance competitions.  Many students have had the exciting opportunity to perform alongside the Moscow Ballet in their acclaimed performance of “The Great Russian Nutcracker.”   More info or call 507-434-0057.