Moscow Ballet

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Minneapolis, MN


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

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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

“Dance with Us” students go back stage with the professionals



Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow  Ballet's 2015 Performances!


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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