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Grand Junction, CO


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014  
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:00 pm alt
Avalon Theatre  

Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in Grand Junction, CO!

altMoscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at the Avalon Theatre on Thursday, December 11th 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. 

Open Auditions Tuesday, Aug. 26th for Dance Students in Grand Junction, CO!

Moscow Ballet announces open auditions Tuesday, August 26th, 6:30 PM for student dancers ages 7 to 16 years at Dance Works, 2586 Patterson Road Grand Junction, CO 81505.

60 local student dancers will be selected at the audition 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 Dec 11, 7:00pm at the Avalon Theatre. Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with Dance Works in Grand Junction 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. More info 970-243-5954  or JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING ;. Register at

Dance Works is the Grand Valley’s Premier Dance Studio and is committed to providing quality dance instruction and dance classes with professional standards, at a reasonable price, so all people may benefit from the joy and skills that dance provides. Dance Works was founded in 1980 by Kathryn J. Schulte.  Since its conception, the studio has taken pride in providing quality dance instruction and dance classes in the Grand Valley and continues to be the most respected dance studio in Grand Junction.  All teachers at Dance Works are well-qualified dance instructors with extensive dance experience. Dance Works also has a variety of non-traditional classes offered through the studio.

"Staggeringly lovely."
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altThe Avalon Theatre was constructed in 1923 by local area publishing giant Walter Walker, and remains one of the state's largest performing arts venues. It has welcomed a variety of performers and productions throughout the years, including Al Jolson, Ethel Barrymore, John Philip Sousa, and Pat Benetar; it also now hosts foreign and independent films, dance and theatrical productions, and private functions.

In more recent years, many aspects of the historic Avalon have been restored to their original splendor, such as the building’s façade and lobby area.





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