Nutcracker Ballet - San Diego (CA)

Jacobs Music Center formerly Copley Symphony Hall
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 8:00 pm
T: 619.235.0804 or 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to San Diego at Copley Symphony Hall on December 21 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to San Diego on Thursday, December 21, 4:00 pm matinee and 8:00 pm at Copley Symphony Hall at the Jacobs Music 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 San Diego are available June 2 at or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

San Diego and Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Anastasiya Hnatshyn on October 22 and October 27

San Diego and area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to two audition opportunities with Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anastasiya Hnatshyn. The first audition will be held on Sunday, October 22, and the second on Friday, October 27.  Details are as follows

Sunday, October 22, 11:30 am
Neisha's Dance & Music Academy Dance Place, Liberty Station 2650, Truxtun Road #107,  San Diego, CA 92106

Friday, October 27, 5:30 pm
Expressions Dance and Movement Center, 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd. Ste. 28, Santee, CA 92071

The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training. Ballerina Anastasiya Hnatshn 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. Anastasiya Hmantyshyn 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 Thursday, December 21, 4:00 pm matinee and 8:00 pm at Jacobs Music Center formerly Copley Symphony Hall. Find Tickets here

Neisha’s Dance and Music Academy(ND&MA), which is located in the heart of Eastlake, Chula Vista, offers dance lessons in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, pilates, Latin rhythms, popping and waving, parent/toddler, musical theater, acting, and more. Music classes are offered in piano, voice, guitar and violin. ND&MA also offers a full dancewear line including clothing and apparel, dance shoes, leotards, tights, and is the home of Chula Vista Ballet and Club NDA Hip Hop, Contemporary and Mini Teams. Neisha’s Dance & Music Academy’s state-of-the-art dance and music studio spanning over 10,000 square feet on two floors. ND&MA has five thematically designed dance studios, four music rooms, and an in-house theatrical stage – each with a private viewing area for parents behind a one-way observation window, which allows students to perform at their best!

Expressions Dance & Movement Center (EDMC), located in Santee, offers a variety of classes including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, acro-tumbling, musical theater, and pom, as well as dance classes for students with special needs. EDMC is also home to award winning performing groups for ages 5 and up. The school’s performing groups compete locally and perform in the community. Students travel annually to perform at Disneyland, compete in local competitions, perform in county parades and fairs, and have even marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Expressions offers a family friendly, child-centered environment where everyone is celebrated for their unique gifts and talents. Expressions Dance & Movement Center is especially excited to be a part of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker!

**Watch San Diego student dancers in TV shoot with Moscow Ballet dancers! (click)**

About the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center

The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center is the home of the San Diego Symphony. It is a multi-functional facility that can host concerts, comedy shows, corporate & civic events, film screenings and more inside its performance chamber, known as Copley Symphony Hall.

The Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall began life as The Fox Theatre movie palace in 1929, part of the nationwide Fox theaters chain. It became the property of the San Diego Symphony in 1984 and was extensively renovated at that time. Significant upgrades to the stage and backstage facilities have occurred since then, including the recent completion of Grosvenor Family Musician Center. Great care has been taken to preserve much of the original look of the lobbies and performance chamber, however.