Moscow Ballet

Moscow Ballet

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Knoxville, TN


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014  
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 3:00 pm alt
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 7:00 pm alt
Tennessee Theatre  

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

altMoscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be atthe Tennessee Theatre on Tuesday, December 23, at 3:00 PM & 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.For VIP and single tickets call Tennessee Theatre BO 865-684-1200 or Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to

Open Auditions Saturday, Nov. 1st for Dance Students in Knoxville, TN!


Moscow Ballet announces open auditions Saturday, November 1st, 10:00 AM for student dancers ages 7 to 16 years at Danse Et Plus, 3001 Knoxville Center Dr, Knoxville TN, 37924.

Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Olga Aruwill 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 at the Tennessee Theatre Tue Dec 23, 3:00 & 7:00pm. Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with Danse Et Plus 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 Dance City Productions FL.Register at . More info: 865-748-0978 or JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .

At Danse Et Plus, we instill in each child that "If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.” Jesse Jackson. You never know what you can do until you try! We think that every child should dream big.  We teach dance because we love it! We feel blessed to do what we love. At the studio, we balance education with fun and excitement. Children learn best when they are enjoying what they are being taught.

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

altThe Tennessee Theatre opened in 1928, featuring the movie The Fleet’s In, starring the legendary Clara Bow. Other classic movies were premiered there through the years as well, in addition to stage productions and various music performances.

The building, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was refurbished in the late 1960s, and again in 1981. Today, the theatre hosts a variety of performers and productions, such as BB King, Alice Cooper, and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.


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