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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Crouse Hinds Theater at the Oncenter  
Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 1:00 pm alt
Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 5:00 pm alt

Tickets go on sale April 6th for Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker at Syracuse’ Crous Hinds Theater at the Oncenter Sunday, Dec 13

altTickets go on sale Monday, April 6th in Syracuse for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at Crous Hinds Theater at the Oncenter on Sunday, December 13th, 1:00pm matinee and 5:00pm. 

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 on Wed, Sep 30, 4:30pm for local student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 16 years. Selected children will perform beside the professional company in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Dec 13 at the Crouse Hinds Theater at The Oncenter.

The auditions will be at Moscow Ballet local host dance studio Dance Centre North, 101 W Molloy Rd, Mattydale, NY 13211.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 Olga Aru 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

Dance Centre North celebrates over 25 years of training students in dance for performance expertise on the stage and working annually with Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Through the discipline of classical ballet training,Dance Centre Northstudents have gained not only these qualities, but also the ability to integrate these skills into both academic education and future endeavors. Cathy Napolitano-Mucci (Director/Instructor)has a multi-faceted background of dance training which includes seminars and master classes with such noted artist’s as Irina Kolpakova and Janina Cunova on the Russian Ballet technique at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Dance Center North offers leveled training for all ages starting with Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet and up through pre-professional Classical Ballet, Pointe/Variations, Pas de Deux, Men’s & Boy’s Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, Jazz/Theatre Dance, Tap and Body Conditioning. And the DCN training includes established and proven professional faculty with worldwide company, college and university affiliations, as well as Broadway and regional production experience.

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 Sophia Jeongyoon Han, 16, has been studying the violin since she was five years old.  Sophia is a student at Manlius Pebble Hill School where she participates in the string orchestra and volunteers as an instructor and conductor for younger violinists.  She also plays for the Syracuse Youth Orchestra with which she has had the honor of serving as concertmistress several times.  Sophia has participated in Junior and Senior High All-County Festivals as concertmistress for the past four years.  In addition, she has performed in master classes and was featured in the Civic Morning Musicals’ Live at the Everson: Central New York Young Artists Live in 2012 and 2013.  Sophia was awarded Honorable Mention in the Central New York Association of Music Teachers’ 2014 Instrumental Competition.

"[Moscow Ballet's] Russian ballet style is elegant, expansive."
New York Times

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Since the opening of the War Memorial Arena in 1951, to the harmonious addition of the John H.  Mulroy Civic Center Theaters in 1975, to the building of the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center in 1992, the Oncenter has been the entertainment and conference preference of local, regional and National attendees. 


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