Moscow Ballet

Moscow Ballet

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Charlottesville, VA


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014  
Sunday, December 07, 2014 - 12:00 pm alt
Sunday, December 07, 2014 - 4:00 pm alt
The Paramount Theater  

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

altMoscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at The Paramount Theater on Sunday, December 7th at 12:00 PM, 4:00 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 Paramount Theatre Box Office 434-979-1333 or go to

Open Auditions Saturday, Sept. 13th for Dance Students in Charlottesville, VA!


Moscow Ballet announces open auditions on Saturday, Sept 13th, at 2:00 PM for student dancers ages 7 to 16 years at BalletSchool, 2409 Ivy Road. Charlottesville, VA.

Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Carolina Siscanu 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 Sun, Dec 7, three performances: noon, 4:00 and 8:00pm at Paramount Theater. Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with BalletSchool in Charlottesville 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 . More info 434-975-3533 or   JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING

Founded in 1997, the BalletSchool  of Charlottesville provides Ballet classes with professional instruction. The emphasis is on proper technique and performance style in accordance with each student’s stage of development. The method caters to any student – whether considering dance as a career or just for enjoyment. Subjects included in each class level are Ballet, character and free-movement. The studio also offers HipHop, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary and Tap classes for all ages. In order to promote a healthy mind and body, the studio provides a positive environment for all dancers to enjoy and reach his or her highest potential. All of our dancers can be themselves regardless of ability, age, and size. Contact JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING for more information.

"Nothing tops Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker."
Baltimore Sun


Originally a movie palace, The Paramount Theater opened in 1931. It once hosted films, war bond drives, fashion shows, cartoons for kids, and musical artists, before closing its doors in 1974. Thanks to the diligence of those in the greater Charlottesville region, the theater was saved from threats of demolition, instead undergoing renovations before reopening in 2004.

It now presents a variety of arts, education, and entertainment events, such as London's National Theatre, The Lyric Opera Virginia, comedians, musicians, and more.

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