Moscow Ballet's
Great Russian Nutcracker

Kids Meet the
Ballerinas

Local children dance, draw and even learn Russian from the Ballerinas in Moscow Ballet’s New Horizons - A Children’s Program for Life.

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on Group Seats

Bring 10 or more kids, grandparents, club members or colleagues to Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker and get the absolute lowest ticket prices!

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Calling Wunderkind Violinists to
Perform with Moscow Ballet

Concerto Competition String Musicians are invited to audition to accompany the Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina to open the performance in your city!

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Moscow Ballet is looking for local ballet students to perform IN children’s roles!  

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to a city near you this season and we are looking for local ballet students to perform alongside the professionals. Youth ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition to be Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Russian Snow Maidens and more roles through Moscow Ballet’s community engagement “Dance with Us” program. Auditions are led by a Moscow Ballet company member and pedagogue in each performance city this fall. The “Dance with Us” program has brought over 100,000 aspiring ballerinas and ballerinos on stage with the professionals over the past 27 years! Click to find the audition in your city!

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5b_kot9932GIFT OF CHRISTMAS
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER TOUR

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Gift of Christmas Great Russian Nutcracker tour! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. The New York Times, “Hot Ticket!” Celebrate the cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Get tickets for the whole family now!

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image008Picture credit: Pete Souza – The White House – Former President Barack Obama works on his remarks for a vigil in Newtown at a dress rehearsal of the Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker,” in which his daughter, Sasha, portrayed a mouse, at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland, Dec. 16, 2012.Moscow Ballet featured in new Michelle Obama book

In a sneak preview of her new book, Michelle Obama looks back on the darkest day she and her husband faced while living in the White House – the day of the Sandy Hook shooting. She eloquently recounts the gratefulness she felt for her daughter as she watched her perform on stage with the Moscow Ballet.

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Community Engagement since 1993
 ~ 100,000+ children - Sharing Culture and Inspiring Peace ~

Dance with Us Ballerinas audition, rehearse and inspire 6000+ local student dancers who then perform side-by-side with the company of 40 members.

New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life delivers cultural immersion sessions using interactive exercises which develop healthy diet, movement and creative expression habits for thousands of children of all ages.

Musical Wunderkind – Strings Ballerinas perform side by side with pre-professional Concerto Competition musiciansto St. Saen’s The Dying Swan

Musical Wunderkind – Choirs perform live in the “Waltz of the Snowflakes” and welcome patrons to singing repertoire in venue lobbies.

Musical Wunderkind – Orchestras – University musicians accompany Moscow Ballet in the complete Great Russian Nutcracker in many cities on the tour.

Fine Art Program brings ballerinas and fine art students together to draw, shoot, and paint the ballerinas at SCAD, MICA, Syracuse Fine Art program, and more.

 

See New Items in
Moscow Ballet’s Gift Store

Moscow Ballet’s Gift Store features branded items inspired by the Great Russian Nutcracker and more classic story ballets. Specialty items include a Limited Edition 18 inch “Kissy Doll” with numbered Certificate and a Christmas Ribbon-Candy Tutu; Moscow Ballet branded and hand-made Nutcrackers, Christmas Tree ornaments featuring Moscow Ballet characters, DVDs, books, posters, and T-shirts. Kids (and grown-ups!) love Moscow Ballet's pink, plush Waltz of the Roses Bear; and more unique birthday and Christmas items.

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Moscow Ballet

Dance With Us

Moscow Ballet’s 'Dance with Us’ program brings the opportunity of auditioning, rehearsing, and performing with an international touring ballet company to a generation of ballet students!

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Gift store

Check out our online shop! Moscow Ballet's exclusive line of limited edition Russian Nutcrackers bring a piece of the annual Great Russian Nutcracker performance to you!

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Photo & Video Galleries

Nutcracker.com is your source for all things Moscow Ballet and all things Nutcracker! See Great Russian Nutcracker and other story ballets' historical photos in our gallery,

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  • Expansive…brimful with feeling… elegantly generous!

    New York Times’ Chief Dance Critic
    Alastair Macaulay
  • Hot ticket...magnetic sense of theater

    New York Times, 2015
  • Technically supreme dancing, dazzling... authentically opulent...

    Calgary Herald
  • Technical prowess was…truly "great”...whimsical sets and giant animal stick puppets and colorful costumes … stellar Arabian Variation…breathtaking!

    Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2014
  • “Christmas cheer...Virtuosity...bravura expertise”

    Los Angeles Times
  • “Commitment to the theme of Love and Peace”

    CNN News
  • “Hot Ticket...Knockout… Kids wide-eyed”

    New York Times
  • “Few pack the punch!”

    Detroit Free Press