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Cupertino (San Jose), CA


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Flint Center  
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 4:00 pm alt
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 8:00 pm alt

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Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in Cupertino/ San Jose, CA!

altTickets on sale now in Cupertino for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at Flint Center on Friday December 18, 4:00pm and 8:00pm. 

The ultimate holiday tradition for the youngest to the seniors in every family, in the San Jose / Palo Alto Area, 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!

Local student dancers are invited to audition for Moscow Ballet student roles on Friday, October 2, 6:15pm at Los Gatos High School, Community Room 601 Main Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030. Moscow Ballet Audition Director Mariia Skoruk will rehearse the selected student dancers on October 4 to 7 to perform beside the professional company in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Dec 18 at the Flint Center.

The auditions will be run by Moscow Ballet local host dance studio The Saratoga School of Dance.  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.. “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

The Saratoga School of Dance, in the San Jose / Palo Alto Valley, provides a family oriented, child friendly, environment for students ranging in age from 16 months to adults of all ages. While the main emphasis is on age appropriate technique, this is not a competition school and equal importance is given to providing a fulfilling, fun environment for young dancers. Students are, however, well grounded in formal technique and are fully prepared to go to a competitive program should they choose.

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 Hannah Choi, 17, has been studying cello since the age of seven.  She is principal cellist for the California Youth Symphony and a member of the Polyphony Chamber Orchestra.  Hannah has received numerous accolades including first prize and the best performance award at the American Protégé International Competition, first prize and grand prize at the Contra Costa Young Artist Competition, first prize and grand prize at the international United States Open Music Competition, first prize at the American Fine Arts Festival’s International Concerto Competition and first prize at the Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition. Hannah has had the pleasure of performing at Carnegie Hall four times and has performed abroad in New Zealand, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, and the Czech Republic.  Next year, Hannah has been invited to join the Fremont Symphony for its 51st Season.

"Steeped in Russian flavor."
New York Times

altThe Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College is named for Calvin C. Flint, the first president and superintendent of the Foothill-De Anza District, of which De Anza College is a part.

The venue hosts a wide range of performances by musicians, speakers, and dancers, as well as community events for the greater San Jose region.



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