Nutcracker Ballet - Youngstown (OH)

Edward W. Powers Auditorium
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 330.744.0264

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Youngstown at Edward W. Powers Auditorium on November 25 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.


The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Youngstown on Thanksgiving Saturday, November 25, 3:00 pm matinee only, at Edward W. Powers 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 .  Single tickets in Youngstown are available May 5 at or call the  Edward W. Powers Auditorium BO 330-744-0264. 

25 Years and 2 Generations Strong: Local Ballet Students Perform Side-by-Side with Moscow Ballet in Youngstown Thanksgiving Saturday

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 Youngstwon, the Dance with Us”  cast will perform their roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Saturday, November 25, 3:00pm matinee at Edward W. Powers Auditorium 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  AlisaBolotnikova in the fall and rehearsed their roles at the Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio The Stage Door Academy of the Arts. 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 .

The Stage Door Dance & Theatre Arts Academy is a unique youth development organization committed to providing high quality performing arts education and exceptional community entertainment. The Stage Door’s goal is to inspire those they serve through the arts, by helping them to realize their full potential and to be a positive influence in the community. They believe that the arts have the power to transform the lives of others by enabling them to achieve the greatness that lies within them.

Their primary goal is to develop and deliver the highest standard of performing arts education, which provides children the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in future endeavors. Underlying this performing arts curriculum is a commitment to instill life skills: confidence and creativity, communication skills, collaboration skills, self-respect, self-expression, self- confidence, imagination, citizenship, and character. Developing an appreciation for the performing arts drives a child’s desire to learn and perform, instilling in them the will to commit. Through practice and performance, a child will develop the tools necessary to excel in academics and social engagement.

About the Edward W. Powers Auditorium

The Edward W. Powers Auditorium at the DeYor Performing Arts Center, located in the heart of the burgeoning arts and entertainment district of Youngstown Ohio, is recognized as one of the most beautiful performance venues in the Midwest. As the long-time home of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra it remains the cultural heart of Mahoning Valley. The DeYor’s performance halls – Edward W. Powers Auditorium provides ideally suited spaces for large orchestral performances and theatrical productions as well as intimate recitals and family oriented performances. Under the leadership of Chef Jeff Chrystal, the Center’s Overture Restaurant is the chosen destination for pre-event dining in a beautiful, cosmopolitan atmosphere.