Nutcracker Ballet - Syracuse (NY)

The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 4:00 pm
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Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker coming to Syracuse at The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater on December 17 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Syracuse on Sunday, December 17, 2:00 pm matinee and 6:00 pm at The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater.

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 Syracuse are available April 24 at or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2017 Syracuse Performances!


Dance Centre North located in Syracuse, New York, has served the Central New York Community as a superb training ground for young dancers. Dance Centre North offers Classical Ballet-Variation-Pas de deux-Jazz/Contemporary-Musical Theatre Dance-Tap and Modern Dance Classes. A School dedicated to aspiring students striving for excellence in artistry and the pure joy of movement. Dance Centre North is supported by a professional, proven and experienced faculty and offers numerous performing opportunities for their students throughout the year. Classical Ballet is at the core of Dance Centre North's training and encompasses elements of the Vaganova, Cecchetti and Royal Ballet methodologies. With 10 levels in the curriculum purposefully intended to encourage incremental growth sufficient for the student's age and physical development. The dedicated staff at Dance Centre North develops and reinforces the talents of their students, enabling them to gain performance expertise required for the stage. The rewards of this training are not only graceful and strong dancers, but young people able to use the skills they have acquired while training in dance, in both their academic education and in future endeavors. In this nurturing and creative environment students enhance their cognitive skills, attention, memory abilities and sensory awareness, as well as mature physically, emotionally and socially. These are the overall benefits of dance on a developing body and brain, which are necessary for life skills and academic development. We look forward to welcoming you to the Dance Centre North family. “And I hope you dance!” Cathy Napolitano Mucci, Director/Owner

About The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater

A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater, an SMG managed facility, has flexible meeting, convention, banquet and event space to accommodate groups and functions of all sizes.

Since the opening of the War Memorial Arena in 1951, to the harmonious addition of the John H.  Mulroy Civic Center Theaters in 1975, to the building of the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center in 1992, the Oncenter has been the entertainment and conference preference of local, regional and National attendees. 

Syracuse’s Young Musical Phenom Irene Yee Accompanies Moscow Ballet’s Principal Ballerina Veronika Hordina on December 17 at The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater

Syracuse’s young phenom, cellist Irene Yee, will accompany Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina Veronika Hordina on Sunday, December 17, 6:00 pm at the Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater, for a special pre-curtain performance in conjunction with The Great Russian Nutcracker. Yee will perform Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” which is a major influence on modern interpretations of Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Wunderkind educational program selects local youth to perform based upon their commended skills and outstanding talents. The pre-professional musicians have the rare opportunity to accompany an acclaimed ballerina before a live audience. The “Musical Wunderkind” program is presented annually in cities featuring the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Moscow Ballet provides experiential art enrichment for youth in communities in which it performs via Musical Wunderkind, New Horizons - A Children’s Program for Life and Dance with Us programs. More information and tickets at

Syracuse’s Irene Yee started playing cello in fourth grade. She studied with Muriel Bodley for five years and, later with Gregory Wood. She has had the honor of being a member of the Syracuse Youth Orchestra since sixth grade, and has been a principal cellist at the Youth Orchestra since 2014. Irene participated in New York State Summer School of the Arts program in 2016 and received an honorable scholarship as well. She was invited to participate at the New York State All State Conference in the String and Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Irene is a principal cellist of the Symphony Orchestra at Fayetteville-Manlius High School under the direction of Mr. Carlos Mendez, and the Chamber Orchestra, under both Mr. Carlos Mendez and Mr. Peter Guarino. She is very grateful for all the great opportunities that have come her way. Moscow Ballet is honored to include Yee as Musical Wunderkind – Strings on the 25th Anniversary of Moscow Ballet’s North American Tours.