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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt
Fox Theatre  

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

altMoscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, November 5th at 7:30 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 Vallitix 888.825.5484 or go to

Open Auditions Saturday, August 2nd for Dance Students in Bakersfield, CA!

Moscow Ballet announces open auditions on Saturday, August 2nd, at 11:00 am for student dancers ages 7 to 16 years at J & M Dance Studio, 20609 Santa Lucia, Unit A, Tehachapi, CA 93561.

Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Olga Tchekacheva 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 Nov 5, 7:30pm at the Fox Theatre in Bakersfield. Applicants must be between 7 and 16 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. Former Somerville NJ Gotta Dance student Hillary-Marie Michael, now director of Jersey Tap Fest, says, “From start to finish … it is an excellent way for dancers to understand both the discipline and fun involved in a professional ballet production.”

J and M Dance Center’s goal and vision is to offer comprehensive and enriching dance classes focusing on proper technique, body alignment, control, creativity and an all inclusive dance education. To accomplish this attention is devoted to each dancer who is seen as an individual with unique and varying abilities. The Center is committed to helping each dancer reach their maximum potential and achieve goals through positive and consistent training. Whether a dancer pursues a professional dance career or another profession, the confidence and skills they learn at the Center will benefit them for the rest of their lives.

"Steeped in Russian flavor."
New York Times

altThe historic Fox Theatre opened its doors in 1930. It was the first to feature a "talkie" motion picture, premiering the sci-fi classic Just Imagine. The theater also featured live performances by some of the biggest names of that time, including Metropolitan Opera baritone Lawrence Tibbett, world-renowned soprano Kirsten Flagstad, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and classic pianist Arthur Rubinstein. The Fox closed in 1977 due to waning popularity, reopening briefly in 1983. Formed in the early 1990s, the non-profit Fox Theatre Foundation ultimately purchased the building in 1994. It was restored to its original splendor, and today, hosts a variety of performances from music concerts and stage shows to community events.


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