Moscow Ballet

Moscow Ballet

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Santa Rosa, CA


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 3:00 pm alt
Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts  

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

altExclusive 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!


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


Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Mariia Skoruk will 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.

Established in 1989 and now in its 25th season Windsor Dance Academy’s goal is to provide quality instruction to students who love to dance and to those who have always wanted to try. The studio provides a fun, non-competitive atmosphere and offers affordable classes in Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Acrobatics. Owner and Ballet Director Diane Donham began her ballet training with Carol Petersen School of Ballet in 1969. She studied under Mr. and Mrs. Dimitri Romanoff, Palo Alto Ballet School and the Marin Ballet School and performed for five years with the San Jose Dance Theatre. Before opening the Windsor Dance Academy, Mrs. Donham taught for the Carol Petersen School of Ballet from 1977 to 1991 and owned the Sunnyvale Dance Academy 1984 - 1991. Please call (707) 578-3217 for more information.

"Spectacular dancing...kaleidoscope of colorful costuming."
Minneapolis-St. Paul Pioneer Press

altThe Wells Fargo Center for the Arts was opened to the public in 1981, with debut performances by the Santa Rosa Symphony and featured artists such as Anne Murray and Steve Allen. It has been owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, which was established in the 1970s, for the past 30 years.

Today, the theater hosts a variety of performances, including the American Philharmonic, Gladys Knight, and the Vienna Boys Choir, as well as educational and community events. The center also hosted George Carlin's last recorded performance.



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