Nutcracker Ballet - Santa Rosa (CA)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Monday, December 18, 2017 - 7:00 pm
T: 707.546.3600

About The Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

The Wells Fargo 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.

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Santa Rosa's Luther Burbank Center for the Arts December 18 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker returns to Santa Rosa's Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Monday, December  18, 7:00pm.

 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 Santa Rosa are available Wednesday, April 12 at or call  Luther Burbank BO 707-546-3600. 

Santa Rosa Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Anastasiya Hnatyshyn on September 25 at Host Studio Windsor Dance Academy

Santa Rosa area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on September 25, 7:00 pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anastasiya Hnatshyn at Host Dance Studio Windsor Dance Academy, 5455 Old Redwood Hwy, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Anastasiya Hnatshyn 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 Hnatshyn 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 Monday, December 18, 7:00 pm at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts  Find Tickets here

Windsor Dance Academy’s award winning dance company Maximum Motion performs throughout Sonoma County. The studio has garnered many trophies from the Windsor Parade and was also featured on the Biography Channel show “My Ghost Story.” The school offers a variety of ballet and modern classes, and teaches children and adults of all ages. The school’s instructor, Amanda Westergard, is a former student of Windsor Dance Academy, in addition to having an acclaimed performance background. Owner and instructor Diane Donham boasts decades of study with esteemed teachers and performance companies. She opened the Windsor Dance Academy in 1989 and has been teaching in Sonoma County ever since