Nutcracker Ballet - Dallas (TX)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
SMU McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 7:00 pm
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
SMU McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 1:00 pm
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The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Dallas Sat., Nov. 16 and Sun., Nov. 17

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at McFarlin Memorial Auditorium at SMU in Dallas! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic as you and your loved ones journey with Masha and her Nutcracker Prince through the Snow Forest. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the family tradition perfect for all ages! Celebrate this cherished Holiday experience set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and create memories that will last a lifetime. Get tickets in Dallas for family and friends today!

About McFarlin Auditorium

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Dallas! McFarlin Auditorium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas opened in 1926 to address the school’s need for a chapel that could accommodate the entire student body. The building’s use has since evolved, and while it remains a venue for school-related and community activities, it has also hosted a variety of performances, productions, and speakers. Among them have been the American Ballet Theatre, Luciano Pavrotti, Martin Luther King Jr., and Yo-Yo Ma.

Dallas Ballet Partnerships: Toby's School of Dance and London School of Dance

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Dallas children.

At Toby's School of Dance participation in ballet as a student is an exciting artistic experience. Toby McPheeters founded the school in 1960 in Richardson retiring recently, but continues to co-direct the children in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker along with Gwen Owens. Sally and Don Andriot continue the legacy of Toby's School of Dance. Toby’s philosophy is that the result of proper ballet training is a beautiful, strong, and healthy body, which includes the development of good posture, grace, and poise. The self-discipline learned in ballet class helps a child to succeed in all undertakings. A qualified and well-trained faculty and individual attention to each student’s technical or physical problems assure young students the maximum opportunity for progress. The studio works from the concept that ballet is the background and basis for all dance and should be studied first or along with other forms of dance. 

London School of Dance was established in 1966 by Director and Founder Gwen Owens who continues the tradition of excellence initiated by 2nd generation Co-Director Misty Owens and her New York City dance expertise. Among other honors and recognition, Gwen Owen was awarded the Mary Award for Achievement in Dance by the Dallas Dance Councils. With 48 years of experience the studio is proud of the outstanding Professional Faculty and is dedicated to bringing the finest dance training for children in the area. The studio is non-competitive and students thrive in progressive, creative classes designed to offer children through teens an opportunity to study dance to their fullest. The annual spring performances are renowned in the region for their child-appropriate music choices, costumes and themes which ensures parent satisfaction.