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Fairfax, VA


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Center for the Arts Concert Hall at George Mason University  
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt

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

altTickets are now on sale in Fairfax for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at G.M.U. Concert Hall Wednesday December 16, 7:00pm and Thursday, December 17, 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 888-945-2468  or go to

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

altMoscow Ballet announces open auditions on Sat, Oct 31, 2:00pm 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 16 & 17 at the GMU Concert Hall.The auditions will be at Moscow Ballet local host dance studio Gift of Dance Academy, 4521 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407.

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

Gift of Dance Academy is a pre-professional dance studio located in Fredericksburg, Virginia that is setting a new standard for excellence in the community! It is owned by Stephanie Tetreault, who received her BA in dance education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and has over fourteen years teaching experience.

The studio’s program focuses on quality dance education, offering a wide range of dance classes in which accurate and proper technique are continuously enforced. Instructors follow a consistent and precise syllabus and employ many methods of learning that are designed to fully engage the dancer in each class in order to encourage artistic and technical development. Gift of Dance Academy is committed to providing highly educated and motivated dance instructors who have the ability to “unwrap potential” in each student. They believe in positive reinforcement to instill a love and passion for dance and in providing guidance that students can carry with them throughout all aspects of life. The extensive curriculum provided enables students to become well-equipped if they wish to pursue dance at collegiate and professional levels.

The Gift of Dance Academy also offers many performance opportunities to present students work and talent in a variety of professional atmospheres including dance competitions. Students also have opportunities to take master dance classes with professionals in the industry, perform with current artists, have easy access to information on auditions and conventions, as well as opportunities to be exposed to professional performances at prestigious venues.

"Lavish sets and Russian folklore."
Daily Progress—Charlottesville

altSince opening its doors in 1990, the Center for the Arts Concert Hall at George Mason University has played a key role in bringing culture and the arts to northern Virginia and the greater Washington (DC) metro area.

The venue hosts community events as well we a variety of performers, such as the Virginia Opera, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, the American Festival Pops Orchestra, and the Mason Dance Company.


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