Nutcracker Ballet - Waco (TX)

Midway ISD Performing Arts Center
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 7:00 pm
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Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Waco's Midway ISD Performing Arts Center on November 16

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker  returns to Waco on Thu, Nov 16, 7:00pm only at Midway ISD Performing Arts Center. Tickets 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.

For twenty-five years Moscow Ballet has been consistently embraced by audiences and the press on their North American tours. “The Russians remain the principal keepers of the classical ballet tradition.” Eric Harrison, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 2016.The Principal Dancers receive accolades, “Danced exquisitely by...Ekaterina Bortiakova, her technical prowess, especially in her footwork and turns, coupled with an endearing smile and girlish innocence, was…truly great," from Cleveland Plain Dealer 2014. Canada’s Stephan Bonfield, with the Calgary Herald, writes, “Great Russian Nutcracker …resplendently detailed, colourful production…technically supreme dancing, dazzling moments, authentically opulent and beautifully detailed costumes.” The New York Times Chief Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay, 2010, sums it up, “The Russian ballet style is expansive… elegantly generous, and so the experience is never meager.”

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 Waco  are available August 17 at or call call E-TIX 800-514-3876.

Waco Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Romana Dumanska on September 23 at Host Studio Jenni Holley Dance Studio

Waco area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on September 23, 10:30 am, for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Romana Dumanska at Host Dance Studio Jenni Holley Dance Studio, 16200 Badger Ranch Blvd. Woodway, TX 76712. The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Romana Dumanska will lead 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. Romana Dumanska 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 16, 7:00 pm at Midway ISD Performing Arts Center. Find Tickets here

Jenni Holley Dance Studio is committed to providing high-quality dance classes to enhance the overall development of the child.  The studio provides a safe and child-centered environment to encourage students to explore dance with qualified, nurturing teachers. The highest educational standards are expected from all JHDS faculty members who are lifelong learners who continue to educate themselves through certification programs, teacher-training schools, conferences, and other learning opportunities.

The teachers’ objectives are to inspire a passion for the art of dance in every child who passes through the doors.  In the process, they strive to set the right example and help every child (and parent) create memories that will last a lifetime.

About the Midway ISD Performing Arts Center

Midway Independent School District's Performing Arts Center is in its 20th year of serving as the showplace of Performing and Visual Arts for Midway ISD and the Midway Community. With it's newly renovated sound and light system, it is a state of the art facility which seats 1100 for music, theatre and special events.  It has full "fly loft" capability, orchestra pit which seats 40, and full lighting and sound enhancement. Midway ISD is a sought-after district in the Central Texas area with nationally-recognized teachers, custom cutting-edge curricula, and supportive community involvement. Midway’s PK-12 enrollment has grown to more than 7,800 students at six elementary schools, two intermediate schools, a middle school and a high school, while maintaining the highest expectations in academics.