Nutcracker Ballet - Santa Rosa (CA)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Tickets on Sale now for Moscow Ballet's acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker this holiday season in Santa Rosa!

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker inSanta Rosa at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Sunday December 8, 3:00pm matinee and 7:00pm evening only.

Direct from Russia to Santa Rosa, 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, Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa.

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 Santa Rosa start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local California 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 Luther Burbank Center for the Arts 707-546-3600 or go to

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2016 Santa Rosa Performances!

Student dancers must have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” program, in its 24th year, selects student dancers to perform ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. One of our trained Russian audtion directors will be in town for several days to lead the audition and to rehearse the selected student dancers. “The true highlight of the night was seeing all the Calgary children who... should be congratulated for their very skilled and enthusiastic participation. 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, 2014. 

Established in 1989 and now in its 25th season Windsor Dance Academy’s goal is to provide quality instruction to students who love to dance and to those who have always wanted to try. The studio provides a fun, non-competitive atmosphere and offers affordable classes in Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Acrobatics. Owner and Ballet Director Diane Donham began her ballet training with Carol Petersen School of Ballet in 1969. She studied under Mr. and Mrs. Dimitri Romanoff, Palo Alto Ballet School and the Marin Ballet School and performed for five years with the San Jose Dance Theatre. Before opening the Windsor Dance Academy, Mrs. Donham taught for the Carol Petersen School of Ballet from 1977 to 1991 and owned the Sunnyvale Dance Academy 1984 - 1991. Please call (707) 578-3217 for more information.

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.