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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Jacobs Music Center formerly Copley Symphony Hall  
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt

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Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in San Diego, CA!

altTickets go on sale Monday, April 6 in San Diego for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at Copley Symphony Hall for one performance only on Tuesday December 15, 7:00pm. 

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 Sat, Oct 17 1:00pm for local student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 16 years. Selected children will stay for rehearsal and will perform beside the professional company in the Great Russian Nutcracker Dec 15 at Copley Symphony Hall. The auditions will be at Moscow Ballet local host dance studio Neisha’s Dance and Music Academy, 870 Jetty Lane, Chula Vista, CA 91914.

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 Mariia Skoruk 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

Neisha’s Dance and Music Academy(ND&MA), which is located in the heart of Eastlake, Chula Vista, offers dance lessons in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, pilates, Latin rhythms, popping and waving, parent/toddler, musical theater, acting, and more. Music classes are offered in piano, voice, guitar and violin. ND&MA also offers a full dancewear line including clothing and apparel, dance shoes, leotards, tights, and is the home of Chula Vista Ballet and Club NDA Hip Hop, Contemporary and Mini Teams. Neisha’s Dance & Music Academy’s state-of-the-art dance and music studio spanning over 10,000 square feet on two floors. ND&MA has five thematically designed dance studios, four music rooms, and an in-house theatrical stage – each with a private viewing area for parents behind a one-way observation window, which allows students to perform at their best!

**Watch San Diego student dancers in TV shoot with Moscow Ballet dancers! (click)**

Award winning teen musicians open Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

altYouth “Musical Wunderkind” musicians accompany Moscow Ballet principal ballerinas in Saint Saen’s “Dying Swan” from Carnival of the Animals, now commonly known as the influence for Odette’s movements in Swan Lake, in cities on the national tour. The Wunderkind, each in their respective cities, rehearse with the principal ballerina and open the performance in a duo of string player and ballerina to the delight of audiences.

Moscow Ballet’s cross discipline program, “Musical Wunderkind,” is a salute to talented young Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winners across the country and is an unprecedented opportunity for them. The live performance experience develops young musicians’ interpretation skills in a way practice cannot. Moscow Ballet continues to develop its mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities in which it performs.

Moscow Ballet Wunderkind Jason Hurlbut began studying the violin at age ten while attending the Waldorf School of San Diego.  He later joined the San Diego Youth Symphony, where he served as concertmaster, and became a founding member of NYO New Youth Orchestra.  He currently plays in the NYO San Diego Premier Symphony, the NYO Chamber Ensembles, the Waldorf School of San Diego’s chamber ensemble and the Waldorf School’s jazz band.  Jason has received a variety of accolades including first place in the NYO New Youth Orchestra Solo Competition and a finalist ranking in the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition (Junior Aficionado division).  Jason teaches both violin and viola.  He also enjoys composing and has performed one of his co-compositions live during the 2014 Harmony & Motion International Music and Dance Festival.

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The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center is the home of the San Diego Symphony. It is a multi-functional facility that can host concerts, comedy shows, corporate & civic events, film screenings and more inside its performance chamber, known as Copley Symphony Hall.

The Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall began life as The Fox Theatre movie palace in 1929, part of the nationwide Fox theaters chain. It became the property of the San Diego Symphony in 1984 and was extensively renovated at that time. Significant upgrades to the stage and backstage facilities have occurred since then, including the recent completion of Grosvenor Family Musician Center. Great care has been taken to preserve much of the original look of the lobbies and performance chamber, however.


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