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

Calling local student dancers to audition to perform side-by-side with the professional company in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Santa Rosa!

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Dec. 18 at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Mariia Skoruk will conduct auditions Saturday, Oct. 29, 3 Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio Rhythms Elite Academy of Dance, 1460 E. Cotati Ave.,  Rhonert Park, CA  94928, 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.  Moscow Ballet’s Dance with Us” program brings 6,000 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, Stephan Bonfield, 2014.Sign up to audition today at . Performance tickets are at

Host Dance Studio Rhythms Elite Academy of Dance, new to Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” program, takes a love of dance and brings it to life. Through focused instruction of multiple dance styles, Rhythms Elite empowers and encourages students to make careers out of their dance training. Rhythms Elite hosts Master Classes and workshops to help students strengthen movements and refine emotional and technical elements in dance. The dance academy has also hosted adult classes for adults at all experience levels. 


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.