Nutcracker Ballet - Tallahassee (FL)

Lee Hall at Florida A&M University
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Premiering in Tallahassee at FAMU's Lee Hall Auditorium on November 30 ~ Tickets On Sale Now

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker premieres in Tallahassee on Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm at FAMU’s Lee Hall Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now. 

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 Tallahassee are available now at or call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

Tallahassee and area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Olena Pedan on Tuesday, October 17 at Host Studio Tallahassee Dance Company

Tallahassee and area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Tuesday, October 17, 4:30 pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Olena Pedan at Tallahassee Dance Academy, 1409 Maclay Commerce Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32312.  The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training. 

Ballerina Olena Pedan leads 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. Olena 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 Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm atFAMU’s Lee Hall Auditorium. Find Tickets here

For over 30 years Tallahassee Dance Academy has established a distinguished history for developing outstanding dancers and performers from its community. With an array of dance styles to choose from, Tallahassee Dance Academy is proud to offer quality instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop. Students may begin their training starting at 1 year of age or older.  The school is also one of the few studios in Tallahassee to have an award winning competitive dance program. During the dance year students are encouraged to showcase their abilities, whether it is at dance competitions, school performances, community events or the academy’s annual recital. Its mission is to instill the love of dance and to inspire the passion for performance.

About the Lee Hall at Florida A&M University

Lee Hall at Florida A&M University picturesque location at the center of the Florida A&M University campus is enhanced with fountains gracing the entrance to the building. Lee Hall Auditorium is a fully-equipped and beautifully designed theatre. The auditorium seats 677 on the floor and 513 in the balcony with an additional area designated for physically disabled audience members. It is equipped with modern lighting and audio systems, and a full orchestra shell for concerts. With its oak paneled walls and plexiglass sound baffles, it is acoustically very sensitive as well as architecturally attractive.