Nutcracker Ballet - Somerville (NJ)

*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***
The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 4:00 pm
*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 8:00 pm
*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***

Tickets on Sale soon for Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker this holiday season!

Tickets on sale soon for Moscow Ballet's 'Great Russian Nutcracker'!

The ultimate holiday tradition for the youngest to the seniors in every family, seeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker creates holiday memories that last a lifetime. Moscow Ballet’s company of almost 40 dancers is the only internationally touring ballet group to perform to critical acclaim in over 75 North American cities annually. The renowned, award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet thrill audiences with their expertise, dramatic expression and stunning leaps, drops and turns. The production is known for its dedication to world peace placing Act II in the “Land of Peace and Harmony,” featuring a cannon that shoots roses and a stunning 2-dancer “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan. All ages feel the spirit of the season at Great Russian Nutcracker performances through the beauty of romantic hand-sewn costumes, 9 shimmering backdrops with authentic splashes of Russian history and fanciful effects such as; life-sized Matrushka (Nesting) Dolls; a 3-headed Rat King and a Troika Sleigh ride through the magical Snow Forest (with falling snow) escorted by Father Christmas and Snow Maiden.

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2016 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. Register at Tickets and more info at

Gotta Dance’ philosophy is to develop young dancers physically, mentally and artistically. The studio challenges, trains and inspires to create professional young dancers. Helping a dancer find the perfect rhythm of the music and making art with their body is the goal. Dancers gain performance experience at the annual dance concert at Raritan Valley Community College. Advanced dancers are offered exceptional opportunities to perform in Moscow Ballet’s Great RussianNutcracker during their New Jersey tour stop. Challenging auditions are held for positions in the Dynamite Dance Team and Showstoppers Dance Company. Additionally, students are recognized and awarded for their excellence in National Dance Week Syllabus Exams. The studio offer specialized classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, preschool dance, Street Funk, tap, pointe, variations, partnering and modern.

About the Theater

The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College opened its doors in 1985. The venue, which serves the college community as well as the community at large, each year presents programs including the Major Artists Series, The Merck Series, and a number of events for children.

A variety of other events are held there, such as concerts, theater and dance productions, and musical and comedy stage shows.