Nutcracker Ballet - Wilmington (NC)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
UNCW Kenan Auditorium
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker coming to Wilmington at UNCW Kenan Auditorim on November 22 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Wilmington on Wednesday, November 22, 7:00pm at UNCW Kenan Auditorium. 

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 www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets .  Single tickets in Wilmington are available May 15 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call the Kenan Auditorium Box Office 800-732-3643. 

Wilmington Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Olena Pedan on Tuesday, August 29 at Host Studio Coastal Dance Academy

Wilmington area ballet students ages 7 to 17 are invited to audition on Tuesday, August 29, 5:30pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Olena Pedan at Host Dance Studio Coastal Dance Academy, 1107 New Pointe Blvd, Suite 19 , Leland, NC 28451.  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 www.nutcracker.com/auditions .

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker  Wednesday, November 22 , 7:00pm at UNCW Kenan Auditorium. Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city .

Coastal Dance Academy, Inc. offers training for the student that wants to come for the recreational, fun part of dance as well as for the more serious student that plans to make dance his or her career. Sara Misiti Clemmons, founder and director of CDA, has been teaching in Brunswick County for 12 years and is a certified dance educator through Dance Masters of America. Coastal Dance Academy, Inc. Dance encourages individual expression and at Coastal Dance Academy, Inc. every child learns to build self- confidence and self-esteem while learning the importance of responsibility, a healthy body, commitment, dedication, and teamwork.  This will be very influential for them throughout their lives while fulfilling them with pride and accomplishment. CDA offers classes for all ages and in a variety of styles. CDA also offers a non-competitive performing dance company. Coastal Dance Academy, Inc. offers a family-like atmosphere with a high quality of professional dance training. The studio is dedicated to helping every child succeed by teaching proper and correct technique of dance while providing a safe and fun environment.

About the Sarah Graham Kenan Auditorium

The 1,000-seat Sarah Graham Kenan Auditorium, managed by the UNCW Office of the Arts, is the largest performing arts venue in the Wilmington area. It is home to over 170 events per year, including performances by esteemed community partners, as well as a wide range of internationally- acclaimed performers presented by UNCW Presents and UNCW's academic departments and student groups.