Nutcracker Ballet - Yakima (WA)

Capitol Theatre
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:30 pm
T: 509.853.ARTS

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Yakima at Capitol Theatre on November 14 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Yakima on Tuesday, November 14, 7:30 pm at Capitol Theatre.

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 Yakima are available May 24 at or call the Capitol Theatre BO 509-853-2787. 

Yakima Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Anastasiya Hnatyshyn on Saturday, September 16 at Host Studio Commotion Dance Center for the Arts

Yakima area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Saturday, September 16, 11:30 am for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anastasiya Hnatyshyn at Host Dance Studio CoMotion Dance Studio for the Arts, 4001 Summitview, Suite 21, Westpark Plaza, Yakima, WA  The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Anastasiya Hnatyshyn 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. Anastasiya Hnatyshynalso 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 Tuesday, November 14, 7:30 pm at Capitol Theatre. Find Tickets here

Since opening in 2002, CoMotion has provided the young dance artists of Yakima with quality dance instruction. They specialize in training children of all ages, beginners thru pre-professional. Some distinct advantages of CoMotion begin with their trained staff. Multiple times a year their teachers travel out of town and out of state to study all current styles of dance, providing student dancers with the most up to date training.

 CoMotion prides itself in providing students with one truly professional show at the Capitol Theatre at the end of each year. CoMotion was the first studio to choose this theatre to encourage our young dancers to dream big in a professional theatre.  Beyond dance training, students learn self-confidence, patience, and a better ability to deal with others. All of these life lessons and dance skills will allow your child to grow into an amazing dancer and wonderful human being.

About the The Capitol Theatre

Originally built in 1920, The Capitol Theatre has been serving the community for nearly a century. Just after being purchased by the city of Yakima in 1975, much of the Capitol burned to the ground in a tragic fire, leaving nothing but a smoldering facade. The newly formed nonprofit, Capitol Theatre Committee, led fundraising efforts to restore the Theatre to its original glory. It reopened in 1978 (just 733 days after the fire).

The Main Stage is inside the original Pantages-style Capitol Theatre. Located in downtown Yakima, the 1,500 seat Grand Lady is dedicated to showcasing the best live performing artists on both the professional and community levels for audiences of all ages and interests.