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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014  
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:00 PM alt
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:00 PM alt
Rockwell Hall at Buffalo State College PAC  

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

altMoscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at the Rockwell Hall at the Buffalo State College Performing Arts Center on Thursday, December 4th, at 7:00 PM & Friday, December 5th at 7:00 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 at 1.800.745.3000 or go to

Two Open Auditions this September for Dance Students in Buffalo, NY!

altMoscow Ballet announces open auditions Wednesday, September 10th, at 5:00 PM at Dyan Mulvey Dance Academy, 200 Michigan St, Lockport, NY 14094 and Thursday, September 11th, at 6:00 PM at Jaclyn Carol's Dance Academy, 3571 Niagara Falls Blvd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120.

Auditions are open for student dancers ages 7 to 16 years and Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Olga Aru will be present at both auditions to select 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 Thu, Dec 4, 7:00pm at Rockwell Hall PAXC at Buffalo State College. Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with Dyan Mulvey Dance Academy and Jaclyn Carol’s Dance Academy to make the open audition, rehearsals and performances possible.  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. “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 Info for Wednesday audition: 716-434-4115 or JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING and Info for Thursday audition: 716-260-1787 or JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .

Dyan Mulvey Dance Academy offers courses for students from ages 3 to adult, beginner through advanced. Students may choose one hour or one and a half hour weekly classes in a variety of dance styles. Not sure if dance is for you? Try your first class for free!  Dance, the most physical and mentally demanding subject within the Performing Arts, is the main theme of the studio.  For over 30 years, the Dyan Mulvey Dance Academy has aimed to install dance techniques and style, the physical training necessary for the body development, a feeling for movement, music appreciation, and the emotional qualities needed for dance. When students leave the studio, they will have developed a stronger character, a greater awareness of themselves physically and a better appreciation and respect for the arts. Many of the studio’s students have performed throughout the U.S., Hawaii, and Europe. We are proud to acknowledge former students that now dance professionally in Las Vegas, Cruise ships, and in live productions. Dyan and staff have choreographed many of the studio’s live performances at The Palace Theatre, as well as musicals for DeSales of Lockport. Being a family-owned and operated business, allows us to offer a personal touch. Our goal is to make all of our dancers and families happy.

Jaclyn Carol's Dance Academy, serving Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Western New York dance community, believes that children must always be put first in the learning process. The studio strives to tailor each and every dance class to the needs of each individual, and stress equally the importance of strong technique, self-expression, and FUN through dance! The family owned and operated dance studio offers unmatched special programming through field trips, dance competitions, guest artists, numerous performance opportunities for your child, as well as themed Summer Programs and intensive workshops for children, teens, and college students. Jaclyn Carol's Dance Academy offers lessons weekly during the year, working toward the annual end-of-the-year recital. After the performance, students enjoy a banquet where they are awarded and applauded for their achievements.

altThe Buffalo State Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall is located on the campus of Buffalo State College. The 856 seat theatre hosts over 125 events a year.

The Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall is located on the lovely Elmwood Avenue campus of Buffalo State College. Every year the PAC hosts numerous events and performances for the public. For more information please visit






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