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North Charleston, SC


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
North Charleston Performing Arts Center  
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 12:00 pm alt
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 4:00 pm alt

Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in North Charleston, SC!

altTickets are on sale now in Charleston for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at North Charleston Performing Arts Center on Christmas Eve, Thursday December 24, 12noon and 4:00pm matinees. 

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 open auditions on Sat, Oct 10, 2:00pm for local student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 16 years. Selected children will perform beside the professional company in the Great Russian Nutcrackeron Dec 24 at the North Charleston PAC.The auditions will be at Moscow Ballet local host dance studio Ballet Academy of Charleston, 1579 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407.

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 Zhanna Golubenko 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

Ballet Academy of Charleston was founded in 1993 by Mara Meir. Hundreds of children and adults in the greater Charleston area have been taught classical ballet in this small but serious ballet school.  The regimentation and discipline of classical ballet training taught at this Ballet Academy should give students new poise, maturity, grace and awareness of the body as well as education into the world and history of ballet - and the joy that being a part of music and dance can bring.  The school presents no recitals in order to dedicate total class time to learning and improving basic and advanced techniques and skills.  Progression through graded classes is based solely on the ability of the student to master the techniques taught at each level as well as having the physical and emotional development necessary for a responsible learning process.

"A grand spectacle."
Asheville (NC) Mountain Express



North Charleston Performing Arts Center was opened in 1999 at the North Charleston Coliseum, as a multi-purpose venue. It hosts concerts, theater and dance productions, sporting events, family shows, and more. The North Charleston Performing Arts Center is the largest entertainment venue in the "low country."



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