Nutcracker Ballet - York (PA)

Pullo Family Performing Arts Center
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 7:00 pm
On Sale Soon
T: 717.505.8900

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker returning to York at The Pullo Center on November 28 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be returning to York on Tuesday, November 28, 7:00 pm at the Pullo Center.

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 York are available April 10  at or call Pullo Center BO 717-505-8900.

25 Years and 2 Generations Strong: Local Ballet Students Perform Side-by-Side with Moscow Ballet Pros in York November 29

25 years and 2 generations later, over 75,000 local ballet students, ages 6 to 18 with at least 1 year of ballet training, perform side-by-side with Moscow Ballet pros. In York the Dance with Us”  cast will perform their roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Wednesday, November 29, 7:0pm a the Pullo Center this holiday season.

 “It was such an amazing opportunity for our young dancers to grow and see how a professional company works...the costumes were breathtaking, says Julia Zhmutski of Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Julia’s Dance Academy in Oklahoma City. The ballet students, who study at ballet schools in the area, auditioned for Moscow Ballet Audition Director  Anna Radik  in the fall and rehearsed their roles at the Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Greater Dover Dance Academy . The children’s roles are as Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Sprites, Snow Maidens, and Act II’s Variations of the world’s five great heritages. The experience of auditioning for a professional, rehearsing with the company, being fitted in Moscow Ballet costumes, and performing for a live audience of a thousand or more is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these children! See the Dance with Us  student dancers perform in the Great Russian .

Greater Dover Dance Academy (GDDA) is entering its 20th year of providing excellent dance training to youth in the Dover/York area!  GDDA offers a strong ballet program as well as other contemporary styles.  Alumni of GDDA have gone on to professional dance careers, been granted scholarships to reputable university dance programs, and become dance instructors and directors.  Greater Dover Dance Academy strives to instill a balance of technical discipline and joy of movement in young dancers.

Whether a career-minded student or a recreational dancer, each individual is given the opportunity to pursue their interests in dance, reach his/her full potential, and experience the joy of dance! The studio’s goal is for all dancers to gain the knowledge, confidence, and accomplishment of quality dance training in a friendly, professional atmosphere. The studio also strives to instill discipline, character, respect, kindness, and creative expression in all students.

About The Pullo Family Performing Arts Center

The Pullo Family Performing Arts Center is named to honor a lifelong commitment to education, culture and the arts by Robert and Donna Pullo.  Bob and Donna are respected benefactors, volunteers and visionaries in the community who demonstrate their personal belief in making life better by exceptional gifts of time, talent and treasure.  They were named 2009 Philanthropists of the Year by Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  Their contributions include significant gifts for capital needs and endowments to enable growth and prosperity in the present and to sustain the campus into the future.

The elegant Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) at Penn State York provides a state-of-the-art facility. The 1,016-seat theatre offers generous stage space, complete backstage scene shop, separate rehearsal space with dance mirrors, and dressing rooms.  The center features audience amenities and technical capabilities not normally found in such an intimate environment. From cutting edge audio, video, data and lighting systems to fully adjustable acoustic curtaining to luxurious interior accoutrements.