Moscow Ballet

Moscow Ballet

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Minneapolis, MN


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014  
Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 12:00 pm alt
Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 4:00 pm alt
Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 8:00 pm alt
Orpheum Theatre  

Minneapolis Parking

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

altMoscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, December 6th at 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM & 8:00 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 Ticketmaster 800-345-7000 or go to

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Auditions for Dance Students in Minneapolis, MN!


SECOND AUDITION: There will be a second audition for the Minneapolis performance--

Saturday, November 8th at 1:30 PM
Pas de Deux Dance Studio  
1899 Larpenteur Ave. West, St. Paul, MN 55113

The experience of working and performing with professional ballerinas is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring dancers. Former Somerville NJ Gotta Dance student Hillary-Marie Michael, now director of Jersey Tap Fest, says, “From start to finish … it is an excellent way for dancers to understand both the discipline and fun involved in a professional ballet production.”

City Scape Dance’ owner Chandra Saign conducts the auditions and hosts rehearsals in the weeks leading up to the performances as she has done with Moscow Ballet for many years. City Scape Dance is known as Bloomington's premiere dance studio and has trained young dancers with the perfect balance between fun and discipline for all ages and abilities for 21 years. Classes are offered in theater, fine-arts, fitness and multiple dance styles.

Pas de Deux Dance Studio  is continually growing and expanding.  As our most advanced class grows as dancers, the studio will grow with them, planning to add in Ballet V and Pointe III  within the next couple of years. 2013 introduced the "Senior Solo" to the annual Spring Recital, which gives graduating high school seniors who have been at Pas de Deux Dance Studio for at least two years the opportunity to choreograph and perform a ballet solo of their choosing on stage.

The studio also has some original ballets in the works, with plans to begin mounting them within 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 be open to dancers in Ballet I Advanced and higher who are interested in participating in a competition.  The group will go to one competition each year. Competition dancers participate in a special Saturday class to learn and polish their dance. Dancers will be encouraged to compete for their personal best and learn good sportsmanship skills.

The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA), is a member-supported non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and presentation of all forms of Russian art and artifacts. The only North American museum of its kind, TMORA features a dynamic rotation of originally curated exhibitions showcasing extraordinary works of art seldom displayed in the United States. alt

Through the Museum's educational programs and diverse exhibitions, visitors can explore new perspectives on the history, heritage, and art of Russia and surrounding cultures. Recognizing the importance of educating current and future generations about Russian art and related cultures, TMORA's exhibitions are designed to provide guests with an opportunity to examine important artistic achievements.

The Museum, housed in a renovated historic building, includes multi-level galleries that provide a tranquil and intimate setting for exhibitions and educational events.

"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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