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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts  
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 7:00 pm  alt

Tickets on sale in Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker  at Memphis' Cannon Center on Thanksgiving Friday, Nov. 27th

altTickets on sale in Memphis for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at the Cannon Center Thanksgiving Friday, November 27, 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 Tues, Sept 15, 5:30pm for local student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 16 years. Selected children will perform beside the professional company in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Nov 27 at the Cannon Center.

The auditions will be at Moscow Ballet local host dance studio Studio B Dance, 2115 Merchants Row, Germantown, TN 38138. 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 Zhanna Golubenkowill 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

Studio B Dance strives to achieve excellence with each student that enters the studio by providing exceptional training for students of all levels.  Studio B is very passionate about supporting the community and regularly performs at charity events and festivals.  Each year a charity is chosen to support teaching children the importance of paying it forward.  This year the Commission on Missing and Exploited Children (COMEC) is the chosen charity. Studio B was founded in 1939 under the direction of Ms. Debra's Aunt B.  From there, the studio expanded throughout the Bradshaw family to Connecticut, North Carolina, and New Jersey where Debra's mother owned her own studio for over 50 years!  Debra continued in her mother's footsteps by opening her own studio in New Jersey for 3 years before moving to Tennessee.  In 1990, Studio B dance made its debut in Germantown, TN.

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 Dylan Howard is a 10th grader at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mississippi. For the past seven years, Dylan has played with the Memphis Youth Symphony Program and has served as principal cellist for both the String Orchestra and the Youth Symphony.  He has received numerous accolades including first place in the Beethoven Club’s Young Artist Competition (junior division) in 2011, winner of the Rocky Ridge Music Center’s concerto competition for the Junior Student Seminar in 2012, recipient of the Luzerne Music Center Merit Scholarship in 2013 and recipient of The Philip and Janice Levin Merit Scholarship award to study at the Luzerne Music Center’s 2014 Senior Session.  This past summer, Dylan was selected to play with the Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artists Orchestra.

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altThe world-class Cannon Center for the Performing Arts officially opened to rave reviews in January 2003.

The 2,100-seat multi-purpose facility is the home of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and hosts a multitude of other events including ballet, opera, pop and jazz concerts, touring theatrical productions, children's theater and general sessions for conventions in the Memphis Cook Convention Center.


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