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North Charleston, SC


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

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


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


Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Olga Aruwill 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 Dance City Productions FL.

Summerville Civic Ballet (SCB) began in September 2012 under the artistic direction of Douglas Smoak.  The company is housed by United We Dance located in Summerville, SC.  This grass-roots ballet company is made up of local and talented dancers ages 9 and up.  SCB is a non-profit ballet company dedicated to giving local students performance opportunities and experiences, and to promoting the appreciation, study and performance of dance as an art for to as wide and diverse an audience as possible. Douglas Smoak studied with Robert Ivey Ballet in Charleston, SC before attended North Carolina School of the Arts.  He danced professionally with the Nevada Dance Theatre, Sarasota Ballet, and Ballet Eddy Toussaint and has extensive choreography and production experience.

"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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