Nutcracker Ballet - Carrollton (GA)

Townsend Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 7:00 pm
T: 678.839.4722

The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Carrollton Tuesday, November 26

Moscow Ballet brings the Gift of Christmas Tour to Carrollton with Great Russian Nutcracker performances bringing holiday magic to life and creating unforgettable memories for all ages. The company performs at Maurice K. Townsend Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7 p.m.

Moscow Ballet makes Christmas gift giving easy with the holiday performance that delights all ages…from the life-sized Kissy Doll to the fierce, red-eyed Rat King; and the Russian Troika Sleigh bringing Masha through the Snow Forest to the Land of Peace and Harmony which is populated with 10 foot tall dancing puppets, exotic flying birds and dancing couples from the world’s five great heritages. 

Local Musical Wunderkind Amartya Kallingal Accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina at Carrollton’s Townsend Center in 2018

Violinist Amartya Kallingal accompanied a prima ballerina in Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” before a performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker on the 2018 Dove of Peace Tour at Carrollton’s Townsend Center. The performance was part of Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind.”

Amartya Kallingal has been playing violin since he was five-years-old. He has performed with Metro Youth Symphony Orchestra, All State Middle School Orchestra and the Atlanta Junior Chamber Orchestra. Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Musical Wunderkind program selects local youth based upon their demonstrated skills and talents. Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind,” who perform in many cities on the 2018 tour, are Concerto Competition winners and the next generation of professional musicians. Through this program they have the rare opportunity of accompanying a world-class Principal Ballerina live before their hometown audience. 

About Host Studio: Carrollton Academy of Dance

Carrollton Academy of Dance (CAD) is the oldest dance studio in Carroll County. The studio began in 1977, and today is under the direction of Heather Parker.  Since the beginning, CAD has specialized in age appropriate costuming, musical selections, and choreography. The studio offers classes for students wishing for recreational activity and to those who want to train more intensively. Classes are offered in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Contemporary. CAD is also home to the Parker Dance Company (PDC). Members of the PDC are chosen through audition or by invitation. These students travel throughout the south for conventions, workshops, and competitions. The PDC continues to bring home top honors year after year. PDC was founded in 2003 to give CAD students more performance opportunities and to grow more extensively in the art of dance.

About the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts

The Maurice K. Townsend Center for the Performing Arts supports the academic departments of Music and Theatre throughout their various performance and educational endeavors, supports the academic mission of the University of West Georgia as a whole, and advocates the Arts and Arts Education to the university and surrounding communities. Both the university and the West Georgia region benefit from the cultural enrichment and educational opportunities provided by the variety of events presented at the Townsend Center.