Moscow Ballet

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Philadelphia, PA


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014  
Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 3:00 PM alt
Tower Theater
Suggested parking: 69th & Ludlow, Upper Darby, PA 19082. Buy parking in advance HERE

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

altMoscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at the Tower Theater on Saturday, December 6th at 3:00 PM.

Exclusive 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!

Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts; call 800-320-1733. For VIP and single tickets call Ticketmaster 800-345-7000 or go to

Two Open Auditions September for Dance Students in Philadelphia, PA!


Moscow Ballet announces open auditions Saturday September 6th, at 12noon-2:00pm and Saturday, September 13th, at 12noon-2:00pm for student dancers at Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts 2324 Second Street Pike, Newtown PA 18940.

At least 60 student dancers will be selected to perform side-by-side with the professional company of 40 Russian dancers in ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Olga Aru will be present October 4-7 to rehearse and work one-on-one with the student dancers who will perform in the Philadelphia premiere of Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, December 6, 3:00 PM at the Tower Theater. Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts to make the open audition, rehearsals and performances possible.  Applicants must be between 7 and 16 years old, have at least 2 years of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. Both boys and girls are invited to audition. The experience of working and performing with professional ballerinas is often 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. Register at More info: 215-598-8513 or JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .

For 20 years, Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts, voted the # 1 Best Dance Studio in Bucks County, has served as Bucks County's premier training ground for young dancers and performers.  The award-winning school offers professional-level training in an encouraging, nurturing, and family-like studio environment.PSPA is best known for its renowned young children's dance "Creative" program offering fun classes in The Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy, ballet, hip hop, tap, and Broadway-style jazz, as well as its high quality pre-professional training that has gone on to produce some of Broadway and ballet's top performers today! With class offerings in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, modern, voice, and acting taught by industry top professionals, there are endless opportunities to explore for dancers of all ages!

Musical Wunderkind Hae Lee Sue premieres with Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina in Philadelphia

altFourteen-year-old Juilliard School Pre-College Violist and current student at Curtis Institute of Music, HaeSue Lee started playing the Viola at the age of eight. By nine years old, she entered the Juilliard Pre-College Program with Toby Appel as her mentor. During her time at Juilliard, she won First Place in the New York International Music Competition as well as in the Alex & Buono International String Competition to play at the Weill Hall of Carnegie Hall. HaeSue also performed with New York Ensemble 212 with YoonJae Lee at the Kaufmann Center. HaeSue relocated to Seoul, South Korea in 2010 and continued her viola studies with SoonWha Oh at the Korea National University of the Arts. During this time in Korea, HaeSue won first place in numerous competitions, in which she was acclaimed for her passionate performances. In 2011, Hae-Sue was invited to perform as part of a trio at the Korean President’s “Blue House” session to perform for the visiting King of Malaysia. She was subsequently invited to perform at the Malaysian International Children Arts Festival. HaeSue also performed in the Kumho Prodigy Solo Concert in Seoul, Korea and the Sun Rising Matine Classic Solo Recital at the Korean Culture Center in Paris, France. In 2012, HaeSue was invited to the Dubai Emirates International Peace Music Festival for Young Virtuosos. In 2013 at the age of thirteen, HaeSue performed the Concerto Competition Winner’s Performance at the GMMFS in Korea. HaeSue has since relocated to Philadelphia and is honored to have been admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music and is currently taught by Roberto Diaz and HsinYun Huang.

altIt all started early one summer in 1972 when the first concert and sold out show took place at the Tower Theater. The day after the show, a reviewer from the Philadelphia Daily News wrote, "Philly Finally has its Fillmore," referring to the famous Fillmore East in New York.

Over the next few years, The Tower quickly grew a reputation as having its finger on the "pulse" of what was happening in music.






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