Nutcracker Ballet - Santa Rosa (CA)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 8:00 pm
T: 707.546.3600

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Santa Rosa!

Experience Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour  presenting world class ballerinas and danseurs in over 100 cities across North America this holiday season. CNNspoke with Producer Akiva Talmi about the ballet’s unique Dove of Peace character which was inspired by Bolshoi Principal Artists’ performance in NYC in 1957, and first presented by Moscow Ballet as a single ballerina costumed in 2 lightly feathered wings. Talmisays, “Masha flies on the wings of the Dove of Peace around the world seeking peace and harmony. She goes to France, Italy, Africa -- all around the world, and she finds peace and harmony through love.” In Act II Masha and her Nutcracker Prince arrive in the “Land of Peace and Harmony” (traditionally called the Land of Sweets) and celebrate the great heritages of the world including African, Asian, European, Hispanic and Slavic.

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2018 Santa Rosa Performances!

Founded in 2008, The Napa Valley Ballet is the only non-profit dance school in the area dedicated to enriching the community through dance. Napa Valley Ballet is committed to providing students a high-quality dance education in a safe, nurturing environment. Programs are designed to encourage self-discipline, personal growth, and mutual respect.  The Napa Valley Ballet aspires to create the first professional ballet company in the area; it will be the only one of its kind in the United States, working in partnership with the Napa Valley Ballet Academy and other area nonprofits to provide year-round exposure to the arts. Napa Valley Ballet emphasizes the development of the dancer-artist in technical skill, artistic creativity and versatility. Concentrations are offered in Ballet and Theatrical Dance and include cross-training and collaboration for a well-rounded understanding of the discipline. Regular performances are part of the program, as are workshops with visiting guest artists and choreographers, giving students access to all the unique offerings NVBA has for its programs.

About the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts was opened to the public in 1981, with debut performances by the Santa Rosa Symphony and featured artists such as Anne Murray and Steve Allen. It has been owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, which was established in the 1970s, for the past 30 years.

Today, the theater hosts a variety of performances, including the American Philharmonic, Gladys Knight, and the Vienna Boys Choir, as well as educational and community events. The center also hosted George Carlin's last recorded performance.