Nutcracker Ballet - Rochester (MN) (MN)

Mayo Civic Center
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 3:00 pm
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Hailing from Mariinsky, Kiev, & more top Russian Schools, Moscow Ballet Dances through 100+ Cities on 2016 tour in Rochester on Nov. 28

120 Ballerinas and Danseurs, 115 Cities, New Costumes and Backdrops

Moscow Ballet announces Swan Lake and Great Russian Nutcracker performances featuring Principal Dancers and Balletmasters of the highest caliber and hailing from the world’s top ballet schools. The three tours feature award winning and celebrated Principal Dancers: Ekaterina Alaeva and Kostyantyn Vinovoy on East; Tatiana Nazarkhevich and Andrey Batalov on Central, and Alisa Voronova and Dmitry Kozhemyakin on West, all graduates of the top ballet schools in the world, perform Swan Lake and the Great Russian Nutcracker. Balletmaster, Principal Danseur and Honored Artist of Russia Andrey Batalov has, “made the auditorium roar as loudly as a sports arena” reports the national Russian newspaper Kommersant; Ballet Master and Honored Artist of Ukraine Nobuhiro Tekada is the first and only Japanese person awarded the titles of Honored Artist of Ukraine and People’s Artist of Ukraine, two of the highest state awards. Balletmaster Vladimir Troschenko, an honors graduate from Vaganova Academy at Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, has partnered ballerinas Nadia Pavlova, Bolshoi’s Ludmilla Seminyaka, and Galina Mezentseva of Mariinsky Ballet. These honored artists create the 3 companies of 40 dancers each who entertain audiences from coast to coast with Russian skill and passion from November through December. (See detailed tour list below) New sets designed by multi Academy-Award nominee Carl Sprague include the opening promenade scene highlighting Moscow’s legendary St. Basil's Cathedral and is considered a masterpiece of Orthodox art; the icy Snow Forest has sparkling crystalline snowflakes everywhere, which melt away in Act II to reveal Moscow Ballet’s signature “Land of Peace and Harmony” – a scene filled with exotic Firebirds, Unicorns, Tigers, and Lions who entertain Masha and Nutcracker Prince. New costumes designed by Arthur Oliver, include a dazzling cerulean and ivory bedazzled Ded Moroz, aka Father Christmas, and Snegurochka, aka Snow Maiden, highlight the traditional Russian folklore style and more.

Seeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is a Christmas tradition for families since the first North American tour in 1993! The 2016 tour runs from November 6 to December 30 in over 100 U.S. and Canadian cities. Moscow Ballet’s Christmas production of the Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Rochester at the Mayo Civic Center on Monday, November 28 at 7:00pm. Tickets at

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.