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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014  
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 7:30 pm alt
Centennial Hall at the University of Arizona  

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

altMoscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at the Centennial Hall at the University of Arizona on Monday, December 22nd at 7:30 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 Fox Theatre BO 520-547-3040 or go to

Open Auditions Saturday, Oct. 11th for Dance Students in Tucson, AZ!


Moscow Ballet announces open auditions on Saturday, October 11th, 6:00 PM for student dancers ages 7 to 16 years at BreakOut Studios, 828 N Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705.

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. They will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Mon, Dec 22, 7:30pm at Centennial Hall at University of Arizona in Tucson. Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with BreakOut Studios to make the open audition, rehearsals and performances possible.  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.Register at .  Info 520-670-1301or JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING  .

BreakOut Studios offers a variety of dance and fitness classes for children and adults including jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, adult dance cardio, zumba, and so much more.  There are 3 beautiful studios and a fitness center totaling nearly 5,000 square feet.  The studio strives to create a welcoming environment where people of all ages and levels can explore their inner dancer.  The studio mission statement is, “Life Moves... Move with it!” so come to Breakout Studios and move!

Cellist Ben Nead accompanies Alisa Voronova in Musical Wunderkind performance in Tucson

altBen Nead is a 16-year-old native of Tucson, Arizona and is currently in the 10th grade at University High School. He has studied cello since the age of four with Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s assistant principal cellist Mary Beth Tyndall. Ben placed both First and Second in Young Artist Competitions with the Civic Orchestra of Tucson, the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. He was also a finalist and Bronze Medalist in the Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition. Ben is a member of Tucson Junior Strings, the Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra and has participated in the Southwest String Quartet summer workshops, Chamber Music in The Mountains, and the Rocky Ridge music camp in Colorado. In 2010, Ben performed in China as the youngest member of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra. In addition to playing, Ben enjoys composing. This is his 5th year in the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Young Composer’s Project under the direction of instructor Ilona Vukovic-Gay. In 2014 Ben will attend the internationally renowned summer music camp, Interlochen, as the Emerson Scholar for Arizona.

"Gloriously colored backdrops...[dancing is] fluid, carefree."
My West Texas—Midland- Odessa

altA historic landmark, the University of Arizona’s “Main Auditorium” was built in 1937. It has played host to many of the greatest performing artists of the past century.

Renovated and renamed in 1985, Centennial Hall has a capacity of 2,526. It is located just inside the University’s Main Gate near the intersection of East University Boulevard and North Park Avenue.



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