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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Kings Theatre  
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 3:00 pm alt

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Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in New York, NY!

altMoscow Ballet is honored to bring the Great Russian Nutcracker to the premiere season of Brooklyn’s newly restored community treasure, Kings Theatre, on Saturday December 5, 3:00pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 30.

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 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 will be available later in the spring at the King’s Theatre Box Office with appropriate identification. For tickets call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to

Brooklyn HS of the Arts – Women’s Choir

altBrooklyn High School of the Arts was established in the fall of 2000 as the first academic arts high school in Brooklyn. The school is dedicated to providing talented Brooklyn students with a strong curriculum in Fine Arts, Dance, Vocal Music, Band and Orchestral Music. Along with their major studies, students are prepared for high academic achievement. Students are provided with daily studio classes designed to prepare them for top fine arts and performing arts colleges, and to develop the discipline to be well-rounded students and future professionals. The Women’s Choir consists of about 35 singers who audition to join the group and are led by Vocal Director Christian McLeer. Vocal students receive four years of intensive study of music theory, vocal production and performance. Their repertoire includes classical, jazz, gospel and folk. Students audition to be accepted to the vocal program by singing a prepared song, repeating intervals, musical phrases and rhythms and taking a written exam. The Brooklyn High School of the Arts' new Drama Program produces major productions such as William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." The Brooklyn High School of the Arts' Performing Choir and Jazz Band received a rating of "Gold, with Distinction" on level 6 at the New York State School Music Association Competition in 2010 and Brooklyn High School of the Arts' Fine Art Department students graduate to the finest art universities in the country, including Pratt University, Parsons, The New School for Design and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, to name a few.

Moscow Ballet announces auditions for local student dancers to perform beside the pros in Great Russian Nutcracker!


Moscow Ballet announces open auditions on Mon, Oct 5, 4:00pm 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 Dec 5 at the Kings Theatre. The auditions will be at Moscow Ballet local host dance studio Brighton Ballet Theater and School of Russian Ballet, 2001 Oriental Blvd #7211, Brooklyn, NY 11235.

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 Olga Aruwill 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

Brighton Ballet Theatre School of Russian Ballet (BBT) is dedicated to providing the highest quality dance education for girls and boys ages 2 to19, as well as adults. Through the discipline and dedication that the practice of dance requires, BBT develops healthy, passionate, responsible, and well-rounded individuals who have the potential to succeed in any field. BBT offers students a rare opportunity to perform professional, full-scale ballets. While performing with esteemed dance professionals in ballets choreographed specially for them, the "Children Dancing for Children" program gives BBT students a sense of purpose and the excitement of sharing their art and mastery with peers. 

BBT draws on the rich traditions of Russian ballet. In addition to teaching all students in classical ballet using the Russian Method, students learn folk & character dance, modern and popular dance, ballroom and Latin dance, and also staging for the student’s original and contemporary choreography. Studio instructors graduated from the finest ballet schools & colleges and have performed with the most prestigious ballet companies throughout the world.  BBT serves as a cultural oasis, keeping children off the street and bringing them into a world where imagination takes flight and all cultures flourish together. Through our dance program, more than 500 students learn ethnic dances from various regions of the world. Classes are held in Brooklyn on the campus of Kingsborough Community College & on Staten Island.

“Expansive… transcendent music… the Russian style is elegantly generous, and so the experience is never meager”. Alastair Macaulay, Chief Dance Critic, NY Times

Kings Theatre - Nearly two years after its extensive restoration was announced, the historic Kings Theatre reopens in February 2015 with its first concert with Diana Ross. Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen said, "A milestone for the Flatbush community." Built in 1929, the Kings Theatre is the largest indoor theater in Brooklyn with over 3,000 seats. It closed in 1977 and was acquired by the city in 1983. The $95 million work has made sure its grand flourishes—inspired by Versailles and the Paris Opera House, no less—are glowing, with original fixtures such as chandeliers restored, new carpets, tapestries and curtains, all based on archival photographs.

The venue offers a wide spectrum of programming from local, national and international performing artists, with more than 200 performances annually. David Anderson—president for ACE Theatrical Group, the company that is operating the theater—said, "The Kings Theatre is now once again an integral part of this community, after being lost to the city for so long. We are so proud to welcome New Yorkers back to the Kings and we thank the community for its incredible support of the revitalization project. It is our hope that everyone will join us as we celebrate the historic reopening and embark on the Theatre’s inaugural year of performances."

altMoscow Ballet is honored to premiere in Brooklyn at the inaugural season of the historic and stunningly restored Kings Theatre and to become a member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. 




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