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Albany, NY


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt
Palace Theatre  

Tickets go sale Wed, April 1 for Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker at Albany’s Palace Theatre Thursday, Dec. 10th

altTickets go on sale Wednesday, April 1st in Albany, NY for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at the Palace Theatre on Thursday December 10th, at 7:00pm. 

The ultimate holiday tradition for the youngest to the seniors in every family, seeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker creates holiday memories that last a lifetime. Moscow Ballet’s company of almost 40 dancers is the only internationally touring ballet group to perform to critical acclaim in over 75 North American cities annually. The renowned, award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet thrill audiences with their expertise, dramatic expression and stunning leaps, drops and turns. The production is known for its dedication to world peace placing Act II in the “Land of Peace and Harmony,” featuring a cannon that shoots roses and a stunning 2-dancer “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan. All ages feel the spirit of the season at Great Russian Nutcracker performances through the beauty of romantic hand-sewn costumes, 9 shimmering backdrops with authentic splashes of Russian history and fanciful effects such as; life-sized Matrushka (Nesting) Dolls; a 3-headed Rat King and a Troika Sleigh ride through the magical Snow Forest (with falling snow) escorted by Father Christmas and Snow Maiden.

Tickets start at $30.00. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. Seniors 65+, Military and AAA discounts are available at the theater box office with appropriate identification. For Gold Circle Gift Package; and single tickets call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to

Moscow Ballet and INVEST, at Russell Sage College, present “Peace, War and Art – Spoken, Lived, Danced” at Russell Sage College

“It is music and dancing that make me at peace with the world” Nelson Mandela

altMoscow Ballet and partner INVEST at Russell Sage College announce “Peace, War and Art – Spoken, Lived, Danced” performance and panel led Q&A Friday, September 26 at James L. Meader Little Theatre for Sage students and the public. Moscow Ballet soloist Olga Aru performs “The Ravaged Face,” a dance condemning violence against women and inspired by Sylvia Plath’s poem of the same name and choreographed by Italian Paola Scoppettuolo, director of Aleph dance company in Rome, Italy. Aru also speaks about her experience dancing in and being evacuated from Tahrir Square, Cairo during 2013 uprising and announces dedication of the 2014 Moscow Ballet tour to world peace. She will also perform the traditional Russian Scarf dance from Swan Lake. Q&A panel includes Olga Aru, Sage Colleges’ Professor of History and Chair Andor Skotnes; Spanish professor Dr. Ekatrina Kagan; Executive in Residence with the School of Management Gerald Shaye. Dr. Thomas C. Keane, Professor of Chemistry and Director of INVEST, says, “The INVEST Interdisciplinary Speaker Series together with The Sage College are proud to host and participate in Moscow Ballet’s “Peace, War and Art – Spoken, Lived, Danced.”

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow  Ballet's 2015 Performances!

Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Olga Aru will be present to select 60 student dancers to perform side-by-side with the professional company of 40 Russian dancers. Students are cast in ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more.

Ginger's Dance to Fit Academy of Dance & Fitness originated in 1983 and in 1987 the school was chosen as #1 for dance instruction in Saratoga County area. The school offers a variety of classes for boys and girls ages 2 ½ through adult. All grade levels are taught from beginner to advanced with professional instruction in dance, theater, music and fitness. The Academy is proud to announce a new facility in fall 2013 featuring a 3000 square foot dance studio, consisting of two classrooms including Marley and Oak flooring. Ginger's Academy of Dance and Fitness performs an annual recital in June. Instructors choreograph recital pieces for each class to highlight students' accomplishments and abilities, allowing each student to display advancements and self-confidence. Classes are dedicated to proper technique and many styles are offered.

Premier Dance is committed to creating and maintaining a fun and encouraging learning environment, without compromising the quality of dance instruction. The highly qualified, nurturing staff strives to ensure that each dancer recognizes how special and unique they are and to teach compassion and respect for others and the ability to embrace and understand differences. Teachers work to share the passion of dance and to make sure that each dancer reaches their true potential. Premier Dance pledges to provide superb customer service and satisfaction through careful management, organization and communication to ensure an enjoyable, fun and healthy experience for all.

Moscow Ballet lead Master Class for dance students at Russell Sage Colleges in 2013

This 2013 Master Class was taught by Svetlana Todinova for Sage Colleges dance students, images shown here. Immediately following the class, Todinova and Dance Department Director Ellen Sinopoli spoke to press about the INVEST incubator program partnership with Moscow Ballet as Artist-Entrepreneur in Residence.

The combined creative and innovative vision of Moscow Ballet and INVEST creates possibilities for the community of Sage Colleges, the Troy community and the greater Albany region. 


alt"INVEST at Russell Sage Colleges in Troy, New York, is honored to partner with Moscow Ballet as an Artist-Entrepreneur in residence within the Esteves Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The combined creative and innovative vision of Moscow Ballet and INVEST will allow for wonderful possibilities for the growth of Moscow Ballet North America." 'In dreams begins responsibility.' - W.B. Yeats

"Steeped in Russian flavor."
New York Times


The Palace Theatre was the largest in the city when it opened in 1931, presenting vaudeville acts and feature films. The theater, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has retained most of its original design features, and underwent renovations in 2002 and 2003, bringing aspects such as the building's marquee back to the original design.

The Palace has hosted a variety of live performances, including the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Rolling Stones, and Roy Orbison, as well as theater productions and city-sponsored events.


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