Moscow Ballet

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Bowling Green, KY


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC)  
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt

Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in Bowling Green, KY!


Tickets go on sale Monday, June 8 in Bowling Greenfor Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at SKyPAC on Tuesday December 1, 7:00pm.

It’s the ultimate holiday tradition from the youngest to the seniors in the family.  See Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker and create memories for 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, turns and drops. The production is known for its dedication to world peace: naming Act II the “Land of Peace and Harmony;” featuring a rose shooting cannon and a stunning “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan. All ages feel the spirit of the season at the Great Russian Nutcracker through the romantic costumes and shimmering backdrops splashed with highlights of Russian history. Additional fanciful effects include life-sized Matrushka Dolls; 3-headed Rat King and authentic Troika Sleigh escorted by Father Christmas and Snow Maiden through the magic Snow Forest.

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 SKyPAC BO 270-904-1880 or go to

University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will accompany Moscow Ballet this December!

altUniversity of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will accompany Moscow Ballet company in the “Great Russian Nutcracker” for the second year. “Performing Tchaikovsky's ballet, The Nutcracker, with a major professional ballet company is a rare and special treat and challenge for our students.  They are very excited to meet and work with the Russian dancers, who are their same ages, and who, like them, are deeply involved in being excellent in their art form,” said John Nardodillo, UK Symphony Orchestra’s conductor. 

Now under the direction of John Nardolillo, the Orchestra was formed in 1918 by Carl Lampert, composer of the UK Fight Song and Alma Mater and has built a tradition of performing major symphonic masterworks. The orchestra also performs regularly with the UK Opera Theatre, which presents several fully staged productions each season.  Annually the orchestra gives more than 20 performances for more than 40,000 people and for thousands more on television in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. The orchestra program attracts students from the state of Kentucky, throughout the U.S., and around the world. These highly skilled young performers regularly go on to complete graduate studies at top conservatories, and graduates of the UK School of Music perform in some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras.

Moscow Ballet announces auditions for local student dancers to perform beside the pros in Great Russian Nutcracker!

Moscow Ballet announces open auditions on Sat, Sep 19, 11:00am for local student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 16 years. Selected children will perform beside the professional company in the Great Russian Nutcrackeron Dec 1, 7:00pm, at the SKyPAC.

The auditions will be at Moscow Ballet local host dance studio Dance Arts,1060 Pedigo Way, Bowling Green, KY 42103. Student dancers must have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” program, in its 23rd year, selects student dancers to perform ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. Audition Director Olga Aru will be in town for several days to lead the audition and to rehearse the selected student dancers. “The true highlight of the night was seeing all the Calgary children who... should be congratulated for their very skilled and enthusiastic participation. It really brought the idea home that the Great Russian Nutcracker is a wonderful chance for children to be in a full-length production and experience first-hand an authentic classical ballet from this uniquely Russian company of remarkable performers,” Calgary Herald, 2014. Register at Tickets and more info at

Dance Arts of Bowling Green, established in 1966 by Martha Madison, has been providing high quality of professional dance education to the city of Bowling Green, Kentucky and the surrounding areas for over 40 years. The Dance Arts Faculty and Staff are passionate about dance and community development through emphasizing the value and importance of dance education. Dance Art's students gain valuable life skills and experiences that play a positive role in shaping their future and their love of the arts. The Dance Arts Faculty believes that dance education includes not only the physical aspects, but intellectual and emotional fitness as well, inspiring creativity and enthusiasm for dance in her students. Dance Arts' students all about the body and music from “Anatomy in Relation to Dance” to “Musical Rhythm.” Not only are recreational classes offered for all ages, but "Performance Level" curriculum classes that range from Performance Troupe, Dance Company, Bowling Green Show Stoppers, Prep-Professional Classes, and Pre-Professional classes are also offered.

Moscow Ballet ballerina visits the celebrated Corvette Museumin Bowling Green and heats up the room!

When Audition Director Carolina Siscanu was in town to audition and rehearse student dancers at Dance Arts of Bowling Green studio in September 2013, she was invited to visit the red-hot Corvette Museum. What do Corvettes have to do with Russian ballet? A lot more than one would think! Did you know that the “Godfather of Corvettes” was a Russian who immigrated to Europe and then to Bowling Green itself? And the love of his life and inspiration for the lines of the famous high speed roadster…was who else but a beautiful dancer, of course! More about the Russian-ballet-Corvette love story here.

A bit about Carolina Siscanu…she auditioned and was accepted at the National School of Ballet in Chisinau, Moldova at just nine years old. Carolina studied at the school for nine years, graduating in 2009. Click for more.


Arkansas Democrat- Gazette

altBy the late 1990s, productions at Bowling Green’s top venues—the Capitol Theater on Fountain Square and the Van Meter Auditorium at Western Kentucky University—were attracting larger audiences.

This prompted civic leaders in 2000 to form Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, Inc. (SKyPAC) and subsequently accept funds from the state to construct a larger performing arts venue—which is SKyPAC. Today, the facility hosts a variety of performing arts events, including theater productions such as Cats and Mamma Mia, concerts, dance performances, and more.


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