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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Music Hall Cleveland- Close access to 2 downtown RTA stations  
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt

Moscow Ballet Musical Wunderkind Jieming Tang interviewed on Cleveland NPR station WCLV


Tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker  at Cleveland’s Music Hall This December!


Tickets go on sale Friday, May 1 in Cleveland for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at Cleveland Music Hall  Monday and Tuesday, December 14 and 15, 7:00pm. 

The ultimate holiday tradition for the youngest to the seniors in every family, seeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker creates holiday memories that last 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, drops and turns. The production is known for its dedication to world peace placing Act II in the “Land of Peace and Harmony,” featuring a cannon that shoots roses and a stunning 2-dancer “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan. All ages feel the spirit of the season at Great Russian Nutcracker performances through the beauty of romantic hand-sewn costumes, 9 shimmering backdrops with authentic splashes of Russian history and fanciful effects such as; life-sized Matrushka (Nesting) Dolls; a 3-headed Rat King and a Troika Sleigh ride through the magical Snow Forest (with falling snow) escorted by Father Christmas and Snow Maiden.

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 Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to

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


Moscow Ballet announces open auditions on Tue, Aug 25, 5:30pm for local student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 16 years with Soloist Olga Aru. Selected children will perform beside the professional company in the Great Russian Nutcrackeron Dec 14 and 15 at Music Hall downtown.

The auditions will be at Moscow Ballet local host dance studio Accented Motions Dance Studio, 10 West Church Street, Fortville, IN 46040. 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 ... 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

At En Pointe Danse our goal is to provide En Pointe Danse students with a strong technical foundation in ballet, and other dance forms, while encouraging a joy for dancing that they will take with them wherever they go. We want our students to be able to apply the lessons learned in dance, such as discipline, perseverance, creative thinking and a developed sense of physical well-being, to the rest of their lives. We also promote the growth of our students’ self-confidence, self-expression, and their ability to thrive in a performance setting. Contact Gail Friedberg 440-247-5747

Cuyahoga Falls Dance Center strives to foster self-confidence, physical fitness, and artistic expression in our students. Students work hard, accept corrections gracefully, feel beautiful, and challenge themselves to move to music. The studio witnesses their personal growth as they learn to interact with one another with courtesy and respect. Students are encouraged to give back to the community that has supported their endeavors and to become role models of accomplishments and integrity. Above all, the studio is a joyful place where our students smile, laugh, have fun and encourage one another.

Award winning teen musicians open Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

altYouth “Musical Wunderkind” musicians accompany Moscow Ballet principal ballerinas in Saint Saen’s “Dying Swan” from Carnival of the Animals, now commonly known as the influence for Odette’s movements in Swan Lake, in cities on the national tour. The Wunderkind, each in their respective cities, rehearse with the principal ballerina and open the performance in a duo of string player and ballerina to the delight of audiences.

Moscow Ballet’s cross discipline program, “Musical Wunderkind,” is a salute to talented young Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winners across the country and is an unprecedented opportunity for them. The live performance experience develops young musicians’ interpretation skills in a way practice cannot. Moscow Ballet continues to develop its mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities in which it performs.

Moscow Ballet Wunderkind Jieming Tang, 17, began playing the violin at age three in his native China.  He attends the Young Artist Program at the Cleveland Institute of Music and participates in the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra where he was concertmaster for the 2014-2015 season.  Jieming has received a number of accolades both here and abroad including the grand prize in the Cleveland POPS Orchestra's 2014 Jean L. Petitt Memorial Music Scholarship Competition, the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, fifth prize in the 2013 Cooper International Violin Competition, first place at the 2007 Golden Beijing National Young Artist Violin Competition and second place at the 2006 Close to Mozart national violin competition in China.  Jieming has appeared on NPR’s From the Top and has performed in more than one hundred events since he came to the United States including touring performances with BlueWater Chamber Orchestra.  Jieming is a junior at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland.

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altMusic Hall Cleveland is located within the Cleveland Convention Center, and serves as host to various performing arts shows, from music to dance to stage shows. The facility was constructed in 1922 in the "grand opera" tradition and Italian Renaissance style.

In addition to the 3,000-seat Music Hall theater, the complex features a large exhibition space as well as a 10,000-seat auditorium and 600-seat Little Theater.


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