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Albany, NY


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014  
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 3:00 pm alt
Palace Theatre  

Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in Albany, NY!

altMoscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at the Palace Theatre on Saturday, November 29th at 3:00 PM.

Exclusive to the Great Russian Nutcracker is the stunning Dove of Peace, with 20ft wingspan, and created by 2 dancers moving as one; Russian folk legends Father Christmas/Ded Moroz and Snow Maiden/Snegurochka who escort Masha and Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony; life-sized Matrushka Dolls; and whimsical 10ft tall silk puppets. New in 2014 is an authentic Russian Christmas puppet play and Masha’s magical Toy Cabinet. Wearing intricately detailed costumes, many with shimmering Swarovski crystals, the award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet bring Tchaikovsky’s master score and the holiday season to life!

Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts; call 800-320-1733. For VIP and single tickets call Ticketmaster 800-345-7000 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.”



Open Auditions Tuesday, Sept. 23rd for Dance Students in Albany, NY!

Moscow Ballet announces open auditions on Tuesday, September 23rd, at 5:30 PM for student dancers ages 6 to 18 years at Ginger's Dance to Fit Academy of Dance & Fitness, HealthPlex Facility, 1673 Rt. 9, Suite 3, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

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. They will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Thanksgiving weekend Sat, Nov 29, 3:00pm matinee at the Palace Theatre. Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with Ginger's Dance to Fit Academy of Dance & Fitness again this year and to welcome Premier Dance to the team making the open audition, rehearsals and performances possible in Albany. Applicants must be between 6 and 18 years old, have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. The experience of working and performing with professional ballerinas is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring dancers. “The payoff at the end of the rehearsals is the opportunity to be part of Christmas magic, to dance under shimmering lights with award-winning Russian dancers against exquisite hand-painted sets. It’s great for the kids. They get to dance in a professional production,” affirms Margaret Engle of Charlottesville Ballet School. Register at . More info contact  518-860-7866  or JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .

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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