Moscow Ballet

Moscow Ballet

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Montgomery, AL


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt
Montgomery Performing Arts Center  

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

altExclusive 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!


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


Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Carolina Siscanu will 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. 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 Charlottesville Ballet School.

Tonya Speed's Dance Connection is truly a DREAM come true for Tonya Speed.  At an early age she began to develop a love for dance and the performing arts.  At age two, Tonya's passion for dance was evident by her showmanship on stage.  Those developmental years proved that she was a natural performer.  Tonya's dedication to increasing her dance ability allowed her the opportunity to study under many outstanding instructors, including popular local teachers, Willadean Walden, Clem Borland, Norma Borland, Jackie Rocheleau, and Lynn Curtis.  She has studied with national choreographers Frank Hatchett (Broadway Dance Center of NYC), Lynda Gache (former Rockette), Jeffrey Williams (owner of Tap Challenge), Dianne Williams (Lady Di of Tap), and Al Gilbert (The Pied Piper of Dance).  These years of dance instruction confirmed her decision to pursue ownership of her own studio. 

In 1986, she took a leap of faith, and now owns a successful studio, well known in Montgomery and surrounding areas.  She has been involved with the Montgomery County Junior Miss program for 25 years, and has also judged local and state pageants.  Tonya is well known for her work in theatre and show choir choreography.  Tonya holds certification in dance from Dance Educators of America.  Her philosophy is to encourage and teach students to develop a deep love and appreciation for dance, as well as build a strong self esteem!  This mission has helped in growing her studio to what it is today!  Having just celebrated 23 years in business, and an enrollment of over 350 students, Tonya Speed's Dance Connection still has a family environment, and has been voted Montgomery’s Best Dance Studio on several occasions. 

"Intricate, yet effortless."


The Montgomery Performing Arts Centre is a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of downtown Montgomery. Its large yet intimate setting has hosted a variety of music concerts, dance performances, comedians, opera and theater productions, and more. Among those who have been featured at the Centre are Alice Cooper, Lewis Black, and Anthony Hamilton.




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