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Minneapolis, MN


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Orpheum Theatre  
Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 3:00 pm alt
Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt

Moscow Ballet’s Holiday Mixer Young Professionals night out!

altSaturday, December 5, 5:00-6:00pm Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre

- See Moscow Ballet's acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker with new and like-minded friends!
- Free "From Russia with Love" signature drink for each attendee at the Orpheum's full bar
- Pre-performance Meet n Greet and photo opportunity with Moscow Ballet ballerina
- Tour of historic Beaux Art Orpheum Theatre including glimpse of Moscow Ballet dancers rehearsing!

Everyone in the 21-40 age range who is interested in the Arts, Innovative Culture and Ballet, and in developing connections that help build the local structure for the Arts, is encouraged to attend Moscow Ballet Holiday Club events!

All inclusive $86.50 Sides & rear of orchestra and $69.50 Mid-Balcony

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Tickets on sale in Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre Sat, Dec 5th

altTickets on sale in Minneapolis for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday December 5, 3:00pm matinee and 7:00pm evening. 

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 2 open auditions for local student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 16 years in Minneapolis. Selected children will perform beside the professional company in the Great Russian Nutcracker Sat, Dec 5 at Orpheum Theatre.The Thu, Aug 27, 6:45pm auditions will be at Moscow Ballet local host dance studio City Scape Dance, 9901 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431. The Mon, Aug 31, 5:30pm auditions will be at Pas de Deux Dance Studio, 1899 Larpenteur Avenue West (Corner of Tatum) St.Paul, MN  55113. 

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 Olena Nalyvaiko 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

Pas de Deux Dance Studio is continually growing and expanding! As the most advanced classgrows, the studio grows with them and is adding Ballet V and Pointe IIIfor the highest level ballet students. The "Senior Solo" in the annual Spring Recital, gives graduating high school seniors, who have been at Pas de Deux Dance Studio forat least two years, the opportunity to choreograph and perform a ballet solo of their choosing. The studio also has some original ballets in the works, with plans to begin mounting themwithin the coming five years. The Enchanted Forest: An Irish Fairy Ballet" is set to premiere in December of 2015. The studio is also in the process of creating a ballet competition group. This group would beopen to dancers in Ballet I Advanced and higher who are interested in participating in acompetition. They will go to one competition each year. Competition dancers participatein a special Saturday class to learn and polish their dances. Dancers will be encouraged tocompete for their personal best and will learn good sportsmanship skills.

City Scape Dance was established in 1992 and has been voted Bloomington’s Best Dance Studio by area residents! The studio offers Dance & Fitness classes for all ability levels, for ages 3 to adult.  It is a Boutique Studio with small classes to allow for one to one coaching each class and registration is offered year round.The studio offers "Hit The Floor" specialty class for teens; teaches the basic of dance, hiphop and partner dancing. There is a 25% discount for Higher Education, Alumni, Life Academy School, Life Church, Evergreen Church, Military, and 2nd child. Class Offerings include  Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre, Hip-Hop, Yoga, Zumba, Dance Fitness, Kid Fitness.

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 Jason Shu began playing violin at age three.  At age eight, he made his orchestral soloist debut with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.  Jason currently plays for both the Minnesota Youth Symphonies and the Artaria Chamber Music School.  His awards and commendations include winner of the Allegro! Orchestra Camp Concerto Competition, winner of the 2014-15 Minnesota Youth Symphonies’ Symphony Solo Competition, the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association Mary West Solo Competition’s Givens Prize and Coda Bow Prize, national finalist in the Music Teacher National Association competition, awards in the Schubert Club competition and first prize in the Thursday Musical scholarship competition.  Jason hopes to continue his musical pursuits at Columbia University in New York City where he will be attending college next year.


"Something straight out of a child's imagination."

altThe Orpheum Theatre (originally the Hennepin Theatre) first opened its doors in Minneapolis in 1921. The legendary Marx Brothers were the first to perform at the venue that was billed as the largest vaudeville house in the country. Other legendary entertainers have performed there as well, including Fanny Brice, George Burns, and Jack Benny.

The Orpheum later became a major cinema house, and one of the first to premiere films such as Gone with the Wind and From Here to Eternity. It has hosted big bands, including Count Basie and Tommy Dorsey, and productions of the Broadway hits My Fair Lady and Fiddler on the Roof.


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